In his foreword for this new book, HRH The Prince of Wales states: ‘The New Palladians show the relevance of classical and vernacular traditions to establishing a harmony between man and Nature’. This new book highlights the work of traditional and classical architects, who at the outset of the 21st century are committed to ecological building and sustainable urbanism. The lavish illustrations feature projects from around the world, designed by forty-eight of today’s most outstanding classical architects including: Allan Greenberg, Robert Stern, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Léon Krier, Quinlan Terry and Jaquelin T Robertson. A discussion on this new culture for building sustainably is provided by the editors, Alireza Sagharchi and Lucien Steil, while leading academics and architects: David Watkin, Léon Krier, Samir Younés, Michael Mehaffy and Brian Hanson and Matthew Hardy have contributed essays on Palladio, his principles and the role of New Palladians. Lucien Steil said: ‘Andrea Palladio’s work exemplifi es the contextual adaptability of the principles of classical architecture and urbanism for town and countryside. Today, 500 years later, Palladio is regarded as one of the most infl uential architects in the history of Western architecture. Alireza Sagharchi said: ‘New Palladians recognise environmental stewardship as their greatest architectural challenge in the 21st century and are dedicated to the paradigm of a modernity that infuses sustainability with tradition, design and craftsmanship.
Alireza Sagharchi RIBA, FRSA is an internationally renowned architect and exponent of classical architecture and traditional urban design. He is Principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture + Urban Design, based in London, which is engaged in major master planning and building projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. His projects have received awards and have been widely published and exhibited. He has taught at the Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, Chairman of the Traditional Architecture Group at the RIBA, and a member of the College of Practitioners of the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), the Prince’s Foundation, the Casework Panel of the Georgian Group and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America. Lucien Steil taught as a visiting professor with the Prince of Wales’ Urban Design Task Force in Potsdam and Berlin, and at universities in the USA and Europe. He joined the Prince’s Foundation and researched and worked on projects for sustainable architecture and traditional urbanism from 2007–2008. He lectures on ecological planning and architecture at the Istituto Nazionale di Bioarchitettura (INBAR) in Italy and is Scientific Director of INBAR’s Frosinone (Southern Lazio) section. Currently he is a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, Rome. Lucien Steil is keenly involved in the campaign for sustainable, ecological, architecture and traditional urbanism, which he advocates in newspapers, essays lectures, and in his teaching and design practice. Steil has been instrumental in the creation of the Council for European Urbanism (CEU).
Published by artmedia ISBN 978-1902889-122 • May 2010 • £25 Hardback • over 320 illustrations mostly in colour • 240 x 300 mm • 240 pages