A-Frames by Barbara Gallucci


I love A-frames; I even built one as an outhouse. Small ones are easy to build and they use materials efficiently. They fell out of favour as people wanted bigger spaces; a triangle encloses the smallest volume of any shape and these didn't scale well. Photographer Barbara Gallucci notes that "A-Frames, which gained popularity in the late 1960’s and 70’s, were sold as prefab kits, available at the local lumberyard for just $3000. The house kits made it possible for a new culture of middle-class ‘Do-It-Yourselfers’ to own vacation homes. Over the years A-Frames have been customized, renovated, appropriated and are now found housing everything from fast food joints to motorcycle shops." She has documented them on her website at ::Barbara Gallucci. via ::MocoLoco

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