Friday, April 21, 2017

TGIF: What Was and Now Is Not.

If you have been following along you know that there have been few, if any, examples of slick-tech architecture i.e. steel and glass.

Rather in the smaller Midwest communities the building materials are wood, bricks and mortar.  These materials are very hands-on, time consuming and require a craft skill.  With this in mind, careful thought goes into design details.

In traveling within the area, it is always a joy to discover yet another well cared for architectural example.  However, every now and then, come across the opposite.  

                            Raleigh, Indiana.

A closer inspection revels attention to details in the use of design and choice of brick.  By extending a few bricks in a simple pattern, a brick face breaks away from a flat surface and achieves a 3-D feeling.  

                         Raleigh, Indiana.

It is sad to come across a structure that was and now is not.