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“Peter Braithwaite Studio approaches design and construction as a single task, streamlining the process of creation and eliminating the adversarial relationship that can sometimes arise between designer and builder.”

PETER BRAITHWAITE STUDIO: The Craft of Designing a New Atlantic Canadian Identity

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PETER BRAITHWAITE STUDIO The Craft of Designing a New Atlantic Canadian Identity



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Foreword by Aaron Betsky
Introduction & Interview by James McCown
Essays by Christine Macy and Brian Carter
Principal Photography by Ema Peter
Visualizations by Yurri Suhov
Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Working primarily in Nova Scotia, Canada, where proposed projects tend to lack large budgets or extraordinary resources, Peter Braithwaite Studio pursues novel and unique approaches to the otherwise ordinary vernacular assemblies and humble material palettes. Acting as both the architects and the builders, Peter Braithwaite Studio draws inspiration from the place in which the work resides and strives to create engaging sensory experiences without the requirement of expensive materials or complicated builds. The results are beautiful yet familiar forms that both respect the natural landscape and forge new paths within Atlantic Canadian architecture.

This first monograph from the firm features 10 built projects and 10 projects in the development stage documented through sketches, diagrams, physical models, and professional images of construction and finished work captured by Canada’s leading architectural photographer, Ema Peter.


The Craft of Designing a New Atlantic Canadian Identity


Book Size: 11 x 8.5 in / 279.4 x 215.9 mm
Format: Landscape
Pages: 256
Language: English
Photographs: 200
Illustrations: 150
Edition/ISBN: Hardcover (978-1-946226-90-7)