Will Cannady - FOUR HOUSES: DESIGNING FOR CHANGE

Start: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

"Architecture shapes us; we adapt; we then reshape architecture; and so it goes. And that’s the story told in this book: it’s a book about four houses that grew up alongside their family of four. It documents intentions and realities, and the space that sometimes separates the two. It explains how architecture isn’t always easy, isn’t always predictable, isn’t always perfect. It tells how architecture shapes our lives. We’re affected by proportions, dimensions, materials, textures, and colors. Four Houses chronicles four episodes of domesticity, evolving over the past half-century, with the enthusiasm and directness that has marked Will Cannady’s entire career. It’s an autobiography that doesn’t paper over imperfections, but it is one that acknowledges that architecture will never be perfect, and that those imperfections will provoke an even better design next time. Because if Will Cannady has a motto, it’s what’s next?" –– Sarah Whiting, Dean, Rice University School of Architecture