Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author's first book Rural Design, the book discusses in detail the buildings that humans construct in support of agriculture. By examining case studies from around the world including Australia, China, Japan, Norway, Poland, Japan, Portugal, North America, Africa and the Southeast Asia it informs readers about the potentials, opportunities, and values of rural architecture, and how they have been developed to create sustainable landscapes and sustainable buildings for rapidly changing rural futures.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and Master of Architecture from Yale University, Dewey Thorbeck won a Rome Prize Fellowship and studied in Italy for two years. The recipient of a number of architectural design awards, he is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and past president of AIA Minnesota. Thorbeck is an adjunct full professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota and founder of the Center for Rural Design. Currently he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Minnesota Design Center in the College of Design.
List of Figures. Acknowledgments. Foreword by Thomas Fisher 1. Introduction 2. Rural Architectural Heritage 3. Rural Architecture and Rural Design 4. Architecture and Agriculture Case Studies 5. Worker and Animal Safety and Health 6. Rural Sustainability and Green Design 7. In-between Landscapes 8. Rural Futures 9. Epilogue Illustration Credits. References. Index