Inhabitat favorite KieranTimberlake Architects recently published their second monograph entitled 'Inquiry'. The firm first came onto our radar in 2003 with their SmartWrap installation, an exhibit which showcased an interactive building film at the Cooper Hewitt. Since then, the sustainable design firm has been recognized by the AIA's 'Annual Committee on the Environment Top 10 Green Building Projects' in 2007, 2008, and 2010, in addition to plenty other honors. Their new monograph expands upon the firm’s belief that architecture extends beyond its contextual vistas to include sites, histories, and cultures. The firm’s evolution and philosophy is beautifully documented in drawings, graphics, pictures, and accompanying text covering 19 different projects. Read on for a look inside!
Inquiry is a great read for KieranTimberlake fans and followers – it’s a celebration of the firm’s various projects ranging from residential to commercial, academic and civic buildings. It also provides insight into the architects’ thought processes and the key elements that make their buildings so sustainable. In their book, the architects document how they bring together science and art, and turn it into a physical form.
The collection of projects featured is diverse – from exhibition pieces to a K-12 LEED Platinum school, to the refurbishment of the former crypt in a 100-year-old chapel. The book offers an “inquiry” into the minds of Stephen Kieran, FAIA, and James Timberlake, FAIA, and we highly recommend that you check it out the next time you find yourself in your favorite bookstore.