Small Building with Perfect Proportions: Farmer Architecture

I often see barns or farm buildings that are effortlessly perfectly proportioned. The architecture of practicality, economy, and local conditions. This is on Highway One in Mendocino county near Manchester.

3 Responses to Small Building with Perfect Proportions: Farmer Architecture

  1. Maui Surfer says:

    Agree, nice proportions, looks nice.
    But I prefer a lot more overhang, on both sides and ends.
    It protects the walls from elements, also provides more shade, keeps house cooler in summer.
    Maybe it works in Mendicino if it never rains.
    I live in semitropical jungle, sometimes 100 inches rain/yr, does not work for me.

  2. Imiril says:

    I agree with Maui Surfer, since we also have too much rain, but otherwise, I could live in that building with minimal modifications (wood stove, composting toilet).

  3. Lloyd Kahn says:

    I agree about the overhang. Keeps off not only rain, but fog from walls. For some reason, a lot of the farm buildings on this part of the coast have skimpy overhangs. The architects of the large development Sea Ranch have taken it to an extreme, with no overhangs on hundreds of buildings. I can see the reason for this on the east coast, because ice buildup under overhangs is a problem, but have never understood it at Sea Ranch.

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