KALKIN, Adam . . . introduced by Will McLean

Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture

Date: Friday 30 January 2009
Time: 00:00
Running time: 53 mins

To coincide with the launch of Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture, US architect and artist Adam Kalkin discusses some of the 32 featured projects, which range from the hydraulically powered Pandoras box of the Push Button House, the industrial civility of the Adriance House, and the thoughtful expediency of the Refugee Village and FEMA housing concepts.Adam Kalkin is a New Jersey-based architect and artist. His work has been exhibited internationally. His built projects include The Bunny Lane House, The Kalkin House at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont and the Push Button House, which featured as Illy Coffees pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2007. Kalkin has recently completed the installation of a Quik House and Old Lady House in rural New Jersey. www.architectureandhygiene.comWill McLean is joint coordinator of technical studies in the Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster. He has co-authored two books with Pete Silver and writes a regular column for Architectural Design magazine entitled McLeans Nuggets. In 2008 he set up Bibliotheque McLean, a new publisher of architecture, art and technology of which the Kalkin book is the first publication.

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