Gallery: Citizen Architect: Film Explores Rural Studio’s Green Architec...


If you’re an avid follower of the field of green architecture, then you won’t want to miss a PBS documentary tonight on the life and work of Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee — a great pioneer in affordable green building in the US. Citizen Architect explores his now legendary work through its powerful design sensibility and his ingenious use of reclaimed materials. Stepping away from a lucrative career, he helped found Rural Studio at Auburn University with the intent of training young architects how to push the limits of design and materials to create affordable, beautiful structures for low-income communities. The documentary focuses on the residents of West Alabama, who became the primary clients of Rural Studio. Read on for a look at Samuel Mockbee’s vision and the influence his work has had within the field of architecture.

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  1. WarrenSensei August 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Or, you know, my OBS station could broadcast it at 4-5am. WTF, ‘GBH? WTF?

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