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Canopy publishes new book series Between the Leaves, Volume One

Between the Leaves: On Housing

Canopy / architecture + design’s new book series Between the Leaves will focus on equitable housing design and initiatives in Chicago and around the world.

Canopy / architecture + design will be releasing the first volume of an upcoming series of books this spring. In its first volume, Canopy will focus these leaves on housing—an issue that is, according to principal Jaime Torres, AIA, close to the firm’s heart.

The firm has completed several housing projects in recent years, including a simultaneous new-construction/rehab project that integrates three generations of one family in conjoined homes. Yet, Between the Leaves will integrate their values and best practices under one cover.

“I think we get wrapped up in the day-to-day, and whether you’re working on a project for an existing building or site or thinking of something without any context, the ability to imagine stems from an understanding of the lessons learned from previous projects,” explained Torres. “But then when there isn’t the precedent for something that could be thought of as going against the grain, Between the Leaves captures the learnings from our work and the periphery of our work. We capture that, hoping to build a moment for it, and then hope that that can be a seed for other people to grow.”

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