Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Biloxi Cottage: An American Vernacular House

Architecture tells us about ourselves. Whether it is academic architecture guided by refined aesthetic traditions or vernacular architecture designed and constructed by the layperson, it can reveal aspects of our history, our culture, or a particular place and time.

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Study of the Biloxi cottage type by Christine G. H. Franck, pen and ink on paper, 2006.

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Buildings by Hand: The Design Process through Drawing

I’m very pleased that my drawings have been selected for exhibit in The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism’s (INTBAU) exhibition on modern traditional architecture and the artistic skills involved in creating beautiful and harmonious buildings and places. 28 January – 15 February 2013 at the Prince’s Foundation in London. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

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Exhibition panel of sketches by Christine G. H. Franck.