“Franklin Residence – “Quietude” – A Mandala – Built in 1999
The Program: To design and build a furnished residence for a single person within a severely limited budget of $28,000 Cdn. complete, that at the same time had the spirit to exalt the human soul.
This was accomplished by analyzing the home functions and distilling these to the essentials in philosophy and fact with sustainable and healthy architecture…
Even with such an extreme budget as this, it is possible to build an environmentally sound home that enhances the Joy, Life and Soul of humans.
A quote from the Architect’s recent book states “We are building sacred places, as distinct from profane places, to add layers of experience and importance to life patterns.…”
The architect is Henry Yorke Mann, in British Columbia, Canada.