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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Interview: Brian MacKay-Lyons

Elsa Lam conducts an in-depth interview with Brian MacKay-Lyons, exploring the evolution of his practice.

Rooted in the Vernacular, Reaching for Abstraction

In his house projects, Brian Mackay-Lyons deftly navigates between the twin poles of tradition and modernity.

An Architecture of Reality

Brian MacKay-Lyons' Nova Scotia farm property is an architectural village comprised largely of projects created through 13 Ghost design-build workshops. It is also a potent touchstone, argues Juhani Pallasmaa, for architecture grounded in reality rather than fantasy.

A Sustained Search

Teachers, mentors, colleagues and peers testify to the impact and relevance of Brian MacKay-Lyons' work.