ISLAND: eight houses for the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Paperback: 225 pages
Publisher: AE Foundation (08 Nov. 2014)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9930804-0-1
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm


‘Island’ brings together a number of prominent architects from Switzerland, Scotland and Sweden to imagine ways of living on the Isle of Harris by exploring the most basic unit of civilization – the house. There is something strange about the geology of Harris – especially the east coast where the terrain is made of Anorthosite, a rock that forms the highlands of the moon. It’s the perfect location for isolated repose, but also challenges the architect to imagine spaces that will occupy the mind for longer periods than a house in the city might need to. This is the exhibition catalogue. It includes nine booklets – an essay by Cameron McEwan and original house designs by Angela Deuber, Pascal Flammer, Christ & Gantenbein Architects, Neil Gillespie (Reiach & Hall Architects), Johannes Norlander, Rolf Jenni and Tom Weiss (Raumbureau), and Raphael Zuber. The speculative designs have been produced to provoke architects, the Hebridean people and the wider community to re-imagine how we might live in this particular environment.

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