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MB Arch Vol 1 Cover.
⇩ MB ARCH VOL_01. Originally titled MB2014.
This book was created for the RAIC Festival of Architecture in Winnipeg for 2014. It's a showcase of some of Manitoba's best contemporary architecture and design. All the projects were submitted by the design firms. The first edition sold out and reprinted in 2017. There are now 4 volumes.
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A stack of books published by Storefront Manitoba including the MB ARCH series.
⇩ The MB ARCH Series of books published by Storefront Manitoba.
Storefront Manitoba is dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of architecture, design and the built environment. Storefront promotes critical discussion, exploration and celebration of urbanism and design culture. Visit their website to purchase their publications: https://storefrontmb.ca/mb-arch-vol_04/.
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Looking at a page from the MB ARCH book at the Forks.
⇩ The Forks Market Food Hall from MB ARCH Vol_04.
Creating these books was a real pleasure because they're all real places and visited by real people.
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Looking at a press sheet through a loupe.
⇩ The printing process at Friesens.
It was a privilege to visit the printing press for a press check. The pressman was patient and guided me through things to look for including variations of colour on the same sheet. In this image my daughter is looking at the dot pattern through the loupe.

Publications

'Classic' – a book which people praise and don’t read. — Mark Twain


Writing about and sharing the world of architecture in this moment is an important activity to understand our milieu. Jason Robbins is the editor and curator of the MB ARCH series of books published by Storefront Manitoba.

The MB ARCH books were first created for the RAIC Festival of Architecture in Winnipeg for 2014. They're a showcase of some of Manitoba's best contemporary architecture and design. All projects were submitted by the design firms. The first edition sold out and reprinted in 2017. There are now 4 volumes.

Storefront Manitoba is dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of architecture, design and the built environment. Storefront promotes critical discussion, exploration and celebration of urbanism and design culture. Visit their website to purchase their publications: https://storefrontmb.ca/mb-arch-vol_04/.

Other publication contributions:

Contact JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE for more information about publications.