Sheltermaker Apr’13

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Sheltermaker | Comments Off on Sheltermaker Apr’13

SHELTERMAKER TOUR MARCH 6th – April 9th 2013 The Sheltermaker Tour ended like it began – gently, bathed in a dream quality that was rich with inspiration. Events proceeded like clockwork, from the first gig to the last. There was a new openness in people that was evident from the beginning. I took full advantage of this! Invisible Architecture was a hot topic! I could tell immediately that my time away from Ireland had furnished me with a new forcefulness! Suddenly, I was a foreigner – I could say what I wanted and get away with it! ‘The most eye opening event...

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SheltermakerJan’13

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Sheltermaker | Comments Off on SheltermakerJan’13

DOWNLOAD POSTER This hands-on workshop is a perfect introduction to eco-building design and construction. Based on the footprint of the garden ‘shed’, issues of planning, etc. are neatly sidestepped allowing you to just get on with the job of making and learning. How does one approach the question of low-cost eco-building design and construction? What are the realities of self-building? How can one work and self-build at the same time? What about planning issues? How easy is it to make one’s own electricity? These and many other questions will be answered in this...

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Nov’12 Sheltermaker

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Sheltermaker | Comments Off on Nov’12 Sheltermaker

21st Anniversary Republication of Be Your Own Architect Handbook! To coincide with the original publication of Be Your Own Architect 21 years ago, in 1992, Python Press is to republish both volumes of the Handbook including revisions, updates, photographs and a comprehensive Design Programme and supporting Worksheets. In many ways these books are more relevant today than ever! Both volumes will be available from March 2013 along with ‘SHELTERMAKER DREAMING – Reclaiming our Time & Space‘, my latest book which will offer stimulating insight into the role of...

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Equinox Sheltermaker 2012

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Sheltermaker | Comments Off on Equinox Sheltermaker 2012

EQUINOX SHELTERMAKER Sept2012 INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE On a recent visit to Adelaide I delivered my ‘Invisible Architecture’ presentation, probing the heart of what ‘architecture’ actually is. If we examine the dictionary definition of ‘architecture’ we discover … architecture |ˈärkiˌtekCHər| noun 1. the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings – the style in which a building is designed or constructed, esp. with regard to a specific period, place, or culture 2. the complex or carefully designed structure of...

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Welcome to the Living Architecture Website!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Welcome to the Living Architecture Website!

The Living Architecture Centre is a school of vernacular architecture operated by me, Peter Cowman. I am an architect, an eco-builder, a writer and a teacher, delivering courses internationally. I was born in Ireland and am currently living and working in Australia. The LAC provides Courses & Workshops on the creation of affordable, low-impact buildings in which to live life to the full. Living Architecture articulates the vital link which exists between architecture and life. This synthesis of abstract and physical considerations has shown itself in practice to be an ideal means to...

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