On a recent field trip we explored vernacular architecture. We stopped at a few farmhouses in some of the rural areas of Boulder to photograph, sketch and discuss the buildings that are made for function, not style. It’s fascinating to see how this approach unwittingly is its own style. Above is one the farmhouses we stopped to sketch.
Vernacular architecture is a good example of how to build and achieve a function through modest means. The class will soon have to source affordable materials and learn a cost-effective building process. Many local farmhouses show how it’s done.