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Devil's Workshop

Devil's Workshop
Year of publication1997
Author(s)Susan  Piedmont-Palladino
PublisherPrinceton Architectural
ISBN/ISSN1568981139
Number of pages127
Languageen
PriceUSD 29,95
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Page(s)127
'Jersey Devil is by turns artful, relaxed, whimsical and serious, classical and out to lunch. They put the funk back in functionalism.' --Michael Sorkin; Contains complete project descriptions, photographs, drawings, and plans on more than a dozen projects. Essays provide insight into the design-build process and its historical context, and discuss the formal qualities inherent in these projects.
Synopsis:
Jersey Devil is a name attached to work by Steve Badanes, John Ringel, Jim Adamson and others who have participated in their diverse projects. For 25 years the architects have been living on site making adjustments to their structures. This group of designer-builders has created projects which challenge conventional practice, both the process of making architecture and the accepted definitions of architecture itself. The Jersey Devil architecture shows a concern for craft and detail, an attention to the expressiveness of the construction materials, and a strong environmental consciousness. This book contains complete descriptions of more than a dozen projects, including the Snail House, the Silo House, the Hoagie House and the Seaside Pavilion. It includes photographs, drawings and plans of each project. In the book, essays analyze Jersey Devil's work, providing an insight into the design-build process and its historical context, and discussing the formal qualities inherent in these projects.