In Architecture of Place, John Melvin, one of our most experienced architects and town planners, considers aspects of place-making and many of those ideas that have formed our approach to housing and the city. The architect and historian, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, claims that Melvin’s own work draws inspiration from the buildings he admires, but also from the intellectual world around him. The essays on Ludwig Wittgenstein look at this great 20th century thinker, and find in his philosophy an important guide for our times.
The penultimate chapter is on the emerging New Town of Tornagrain. Melvin praises the vision, faith and enterprise that is making possible this investment in the future of Building Beautiful and the creation of social well-being.