The Barn of Fun Posts

Architects, if they have any money at all, can make fabulous clients. Duo Dickinson was a prime example. One of my favorites wanted a party barn overlooking the salt marsh abutting his Connecticut home. The volume shape and floor plans were established by him – of course. The ridge did not line up with the only wall in the building; the first floor hallway – of course. He had challenged us to have fun and had a classically nearly enough budget. So, we just tipped the posts from where they needed to be on the first floor to where they had to be at the roof. This gave rise to some whimsical braces on the end wall – ones that our client celebrated with wonderful fenestration of his own. This barn really was a barn full of fun - to design and to build.

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