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A few days ago a friend and I happened along this beautiful stone church in Hygiene, Colorado. This is about as simple as a building can be – a single, simple gabled building, about twice as long as it is wide.  And, about as tall as it is wide. It is the Church of the […]

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some thoughts on building design in wildfire prone areas and ignition resistant construction and wildfire mitigation efforts

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Pablo Neruda’s The Stones: Stones, boulders, crags … Perhaps they were fragments of a deafening explosion.  Or stalagmites that were once submerged, or hostile fragments of the full moon, or quartz that changed destiny, or statues that time and the wind broke into pieces or kneaded into shapes, or […]

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another in a series of architect’s pet peeves – in this case, fake masonry, the artificial stone and brick stuff masquerading as real construction

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a brief look at Colorado vernacular buildings, specifically stone buildings and the early use of masonry

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an introductory post on Colorado vernacular building types and their associated material usage with an outline of a series of posts to come highlighting each type.

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photographs of an abandoned house on the prairie in western Kansas by Mark Gerwing

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custom home architecture design by Mark Gerwing in Sunshine Canyon, Boulder, Colorado, progress photos

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