Architects + Artisans is a sophisticated, well-informed source of content and images that document the development of architecture, artisanship and sustainability for the 21st century. It ‘s not just about designers – but about the people and products that make a well-designed place ring true.
It’s written and edited by J. Michael Welton, whose work on architecture, art and design has appeared in a number of national publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Dwell, Interior Design, and New York magazine. He is the architecture critic for the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and also publishes a design column in The Huffington Post.
Links to his writing can be found at:
http://www.dwell.com/articles/on-the-waterfront.html (Cover Story, Oct. 2011)
And here’s an interview:
In May 2015, Routledge Press published his book on architects who draw by hand. Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects, including Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind and Laurinda Spear, use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. To see what editors are saying about it, click on “Reviews” here:
With A+A, Mike strives to chronicle, in narrative as well as brief online formats, the zeitgeist associated with a particular design, whether related to social situations, economic forces, cultural shifts, or historical precedents. In A+A, he’s stepping out beyond print into a online magazine of his own – where good design and those who create it can be illuminated and discussed.
A + A seeks to wire itself into the coolest design trends on the planet. It links itself to and honors the opinions of those who wish to do the same. Ultimately, this is an online magazine dedicated to the concept of creating a community where thoughtful design for a sustainable world is not a phrase, but a way of living and working.
It was created with the help and support of art director Ann Rudy and web navigator Tola Oguntoyinbo.