Category Archives: traditional

Roof Rants

Well, I was thinking that for “Roof Rants” I’d layout all the reasons that you should use anything but asphalt shingles. Then after going on for several pages I was getting confused myself. It’s really not that complicated- nothing you … Continue reading

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Go To The Source-Georgian

Different styles of architecture become popular and are quickly copied by home designers who water the essence of the style down so that it can be applied to standard “builder plans” with a minimum of fuss. These bastardized abominations are … Continue reading

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What Not To Build, Part 2 (updated)

Columns, So Simple, So Easy To Mis-Use When you think of traditional buildings, you think of columns. Not all traditional buildings have columns, but most traditional buildings have the proportions of different types of columns and their associated pieces (called … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Church In America?

Is St. Phillips Church the most beautiful church in America? My (short) answer is yes, so you may just take my word for it and move on. For those choosing to read on . . . It’s more than just … Continue reading

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Hello world!

What in the world would an architect blog about? Or, what what would an architect blog about that would make you care enough to check in now and then to see? Maybe house “geek” things like “it’s not easy being … Continue reading

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