By: Ian Ritchie
Architecture is the art, science and construction for human purpose, and must reveal humanity.'This book not only offers a unique insight into the work of Ian Ritchie Architects but provides a thorough exploration into the design process and the wider forces which exist and determine the pluralism of today's architecture, in turn affecting the individual. The author, Ian Ritchie, reveals the way in which the practice approaches architectural design and the execution of each project, tailored by the original preconcept: a holistic expression of the project's essence. Throughout the book, a diverse range of projects are used to illustrate different aspects encountered by art and architecture, urban space planning, landscape design, civil and structural engineering, applied science and industrial design.
The benefits of collaboration, whether in relation to the user or industry (contact relished by Ritchie), emerge clearly in the book. (Well) Connected Architecture demonstrates how a better, more valid and flexible architecture car be achieved by access to scientific and technical knowledge, breaking down barriers between different disciplines, and greater awareness of social and ecological issues.