Rural Studio, One of my Favorites

 

Sam Mockbee, the architect who worked with Auburn University to create Rural Studio is highlighted this month with a new film airing on PBS. The Butterfly House is shown above.

As architecture in the computerized world comes farther from hands on experience, Mockbee taught his students not only how to construct, but that the profession of architecture could be a humane endeavor to aid the human spirit. 

In the rural setting of Hale County, Alabama, students have worked over the last seventeen years to try and create a better life for residents who would otherwise not have the ability to live in architecture. 

PBS runs, Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee, on August 23rd, a film I cannot wait to see. Zack Mortice writes a full article here covering this and the life work of Samuel Mockbee.  

  

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