“Finishing ends construction, weathering constructs finishes.”
-David Leatherbarrow

A nearby mill became an important precedent. The process of evolution for this building is clear, as it started as a single volume that was expanded over time. Numerous additions were made as the program changed, sometimes contradicting the previous design. Doors became windows, and new sliding doors cover windows when opened. Maintenance is minimal, and the structure’s age begins to reveal itself over time. The surfaces of materials show the passage of time with rich patina. This example clearly demonstrates the utilitarian nature of the vernacular architecture of this region and where function drives form.

concept sketch of east elevation

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