Architects + Artisans is a sophisticated, well-informed curator 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:
http://www.dwell.com/articles/on-the-waterfront.html (Cover Story, Oct. 2011)
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. With 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, demonstrated and discussed.
A + A strives to wire itself into the coolest design trends on the planet. It seeks to link itself to, and honor 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.