When I heard that The Barn Raisers of East Haddam were soliciting volunteers to a local raising, I jumped at the opportunity. Having participated in one during my time in rural New York Amish country, I wanted to experience a for-profit version in Mystic, Connecticut and compare the two.
One of the reasons I became an architect is my affection for tectonics. Heavy timber barns – with their expressed connections – intrigue me. The naked joinery, held together purely by shape, gravity and wooden pegs, is a thing of beauty. Continue reading Barn Raisings, Here and There