Vernacular Mannerism

8/20/2011 Uncategorized

While on assignment in Worcester yesterday, we came across this compelling syntactical moment.  We were not sure why it was worth propping up a small chunk of attic space (vital luggage storage?) – and from a functional standpoint, the roof overhang seems redundant with the much smaller canopy over the door. Still, we appreciated the larger composition: a subtractive void balancing the additive turret on the opposite corner of the building. The design is further charged by the no nonsense and seemly-undersized bracket and the way that the supported mass juts past the plane of the side of the building.