PBS Airing Documentary on Rural Studio

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.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1431938665

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.

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  1. ne personne

    For those interested in the Rural Studio, consider spending a weekend next March at the Structures for Inclusion conference. http://www.designcorps.org/sfi-conference

    Here, the spirit of Mockbee lives on as many of the organizers were colleagues and friends of his. The studio’s ideas and projects are often central to many of the presentations and discussions.

    I missed the 2010 conference, but attended the previous 7. If inspiration for whatever you do seems to sometimes disappear, this is a good place find it.

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