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THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

“Do you do Permit Drawings?”

This is a question I get asked a lot. Of course I do permit drawings; its a necessary part of the design/building process, but as an architect I can do so much more for your project! A lot of decisions need to be made before arriving at a set of permit drawings, even if you […]

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 17

“Ontario’s 19th century vernacular [Vernacular architecture is a category of architecture based on local needs and construction materials, and reflecting local traditions] is beyond recovery, however much it is craved. Awareness cannot be un-invented in an informed, interactive society.” -Michael J. Troughton. Vernacular Architecture in Ontario; Industrial Vernacular  

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 14

The Bank Barn is not decorated but “pleasantly designed”. – Donald Berg, Author. American country Building Design

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 13

“good taste can elevate the moral fiber of the nation” -James S. Ackerman, Architect. Villa:Form and Ideology of Country Houses

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses -12

“Farming keeps man honest, vigorous, and independent” -James S. Ackerman, Architect. Vila:Form & Ideology of Country Houses

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 5

“we accept these new farm buildings as we must accept the inevitable, but we look forward to their evolution in matters of design and material to the point where a comparison may be made with the barns of an earlier era in which beauty and surprising degree of efficiency emerged as a solution to the […]

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses

I dug my thesis out today to remind myself of all the work, research, and knowledge that went into that book!  It’s 1inch thick, 235 double sided pages, 3 professor advisers, 18 years of farm life, 1 years worth of work! For those who are curious, you can download it here. As I was leafing […]

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