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American Equestrian Design: Blackburn Architects to Barns Farms, and Stables by Blackburn Architects (Hardcover)
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- A beautifully photographed monograph showcasing the exquisite work of renowned equestrian architecture specialists, Blackburn Architects- Covering completed works across the United States, including incorporating the regional traditional architecture into stunning stable designs- Featuring accessible descriptions of each project by the designers, detailing innovations, including the concept of aerodynamic ventilation, the importance of strategic natural light, and how to incorporate passive solar heating and cooling- An inspiring read for the experienced rider, trainer, or aspiring equestrian with a love of horses- A must-have for every horse aficionadoBlackburn Architects leads the world in the design of equestrian facilities that are beautiful and innovative. The firm's common-sense approach delivers impressive facilities for horses, while at the same time designing a structure that fits into the regional vernacular architecture with pleasing results. This is an exciting journey through a body of work spanning nearly four decades, with reviews of a plethora of designs that highlight discoveries and innovations made along the way. The firm also looks forward to a more sustainable future, as it continues to push for the inclusion of ever-more innovative systems and environmental protections. This lavishly illustrated monograph is a celebration of the history of this specialist architecture firm, a beautiful showcase of some of the most jaw-dropping designs of horse stables and barns.
About the Author
Blackburn Architects, P.C. was established in 1983 as Smith Blackburn Stauffer Architects to provide full-service architectural design and planning services for equestrian and residential clients. The firm's horse barns are known throughout the world for their healthy focus: designed for maximum light and ventilation so all occupants (human and equine) enjoy the space and thrive. For more than three decades, Blackburn Architects has distinguished itself with a health-first ethos and as a design-oriented firm who deeply believes that clients' needs, budget limitations, and site concerns must be balanced with the practitioners' experience and intrinsic knowledge of the building. The firm's design philosophy is to produce architecture that is both aesthetically pleasing and respectful to its environment by selecting construction materials responsibly, and sensitively preserving scarce or endangered materials.