Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Adobe Dome Building

Our friends Bill and Barbara up in El Rito, in the northern part 
of New Mexico, took advantage of the Adobe Construction Program 
put on by Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) a few years ago
 and had the class build a small adobe dome building on their property
 for the price of supplying the foundation and the adobe bricks.
 Such a deal.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Insulated Concrete Forms

Our friend Susie let us tag along when she went to check out
 insulated concrete forms at a job site in Santa Fe, N.M.

 She was interested in using Faswall Wall Forms 
and had gotten permission from local contractor Doug McDowel 
to let us visit his building site where he was using Faswall.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Andrew's Windows

If you are planning on designing or building windows 
our friend Andrew has built several that offer an array of ideas.

Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Ark.

Before we leave the Eureka Springs, Arkansas area I want to include
 the Thorncrown Chapel which is on the edge of town.
The website has a nice virtual tour.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spring St., Eureka Springs, Ark.- Buildings, Gardens, And Springs

Whenever we are driving across the country and we have enough time
 for a detour we try to stop at Eureka Springs, Arkansas
 And once there the place to be is Spring Street.

More Stone Buildings In Winchester, Virginia

The previous post was on the Colonial Stone Buildings Of Winchester, Virginia
 but building with stone continued into more modern times.
 Above, and the next two photos, show mid 20th century homes. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Colonial Stone Buildings Of Winchester, Virginia

Winchester, Virginia is a gold mine of historical architectural styles
 which have been carefully cared for and restored over the years, 
and there is an abundance of stone buildings
 throughout the historical downtown area.