Rural Studio is an amazing design-build program through Auburn University, founded by Samuel Mockbee. I’ve been in love with their story and their work now for many years. I won’t get in to the story, because PBS is airing a one-hour documentary on their work tomorrow. For some reason I don’t have it listed as being on in Pittsburgh tomorrow, but I’ll find it somehow. Below is the preview – watch it – pretty awesome.
Rural Studio is so much what I am about. Forget Libeskind, Venturi, Koohaas, Eisenman, Meier, all of those guys. None of them is a hero to me when it comes to architecture. Samuel Mockbee is a superhero in my book.