The Architecture of KieranTimberlake
Stephen Kieran , James Timberlake
Publication date: 05/01/2001
|This ground-breaking monograph is now back in print. Manual was one of the first monographs to focus on the process and details of a firm's work. By disclosing their design strategies and illustrating them with photographs and detailed working drawings from twenty-nine built projects, ranging from houses to schools, the prestigious Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake provides in this unique book a level of understanding not otherwise possible.|
KieranTimberlake Associates LLP is an award-winning and internationally published architecture firm noted for its research, innovation and inventive design and planning services. Founded in 1984 in Philadelphia by Stephen Kieran, FAIA, and James Timberlake, FAIA, the firm is comprised of fifty four professionals. KieranTimberlake Associates' projects include the programming, planning and design of all types of new structures and their interiors; and the renovation, reuse and conservation of existing structures. The firm's clients include arts and civic organizations, cultural and educational institutions, corporations, industrial and research partners, and private residential clients.
They believe in process as the first art. Great and wonderful architecture cannot be made without the clear vision and guidance of a provocative client working in critical unison with the aspiring architect. They employ collective rather than singular intelligence in the making of architecture. Their process is holistic involving many layers of information and participants at one time. We believe the core acts of the architect are the creative selection, organization, integration and articulation of systems about the ideas, ideals and daily use of the inhabitant. Their art is the discovery of external and internal logic derived from this exploration. It is the needs of the inhabitant, in the context of site circumstance, that lead to a masterful articulation and expression of landscape, light, materials and systems. The result is a vision that is unique.