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UK £29.95
US $49.95
CAN $54.95
256 pages
280 illustrations
23 x 23 cm (9.25 x 9.25 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4548-4
New Arcadians
Emerging UK Architects
Lucy Bullivant

Young architects in the UK are making a name for themselves, not just because of the buildings they design, but also because of the ethos they share – one that embraces concern for the environment and makes a virtue of limited budgets. In New Arcadians, Lucy Bullivant profiles 18 cutting-edge UK-based practices, presenting recent key projects as well as interviews with the architects. The architects’ ecological awareness is evident in a wide range of schemes, from Nord’s Shingle House in Dungeness, Kent, which makes use of sustainable and recyclable materials, to GroundLab’s Flowing Gardens for the 2011 World Horticultural Expo at Xi’an, China, an inspiring example of urban regeneration. Other projects employ ecologically intelligent building materials or demonstrate a commitment to protecting and increasing biodiversity. Complete with an introduction exploring key trends in contemporary British architecture and full biographies of all the featured practices, New Arcadians is an exciting overview of the work and attitudes of a rising generation of UK architects who are reinvigorating the profession. 

Profiles the most dynamic and innovative new architectural practices in Britain today 

Showcases a wide variety of recent projects, big and small, public and private, both in the UK and abroad 

Over 250 illustrations, including plans, sketches and images by leading architectural photographers

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Author Profile

Lucy Bullivant is an architecture critic and curator. She is the author of Anglo Files: UK Architecture’s Rising Generation (2005) and Responsive Environments: Architecture, Art and Design (2006), among other books. In 2011 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Discerning [and] detailed analysis … A welcome addition to the libraries of the architects, and clients, of tomorrow


An eclectic catalogue of schemes

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