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Quonset Huts & A-Frames

For some reason I always feel a small sense of joy when I come across an intact quonset hut or A-frame standing humbly along the roadside. I guess something about these simple structures triggers a pleasant ping of nostalgia. So it was with great delight that I came across the following fun-to-read-and-look-at titles from Princeton Architectural Press:

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Quonset Hut: Metal living for a modern age by Julie Decker & Chris Chiel (c2005)
During the 1940's and 50's, Quonset huts peaked in popularity in post-war America. Their ease of assembly and affordability led to frequent use as storage buildings and, in some cases, living space. Check catalog for availability.


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A-Frame by Chad Randl (c2004)

During the 1950's and 60's, A-frames gained popularity as 2nd homes for many an American. Their ease of construction and low cost made them an ideal dwelling to inhabit one's vacation property, be it lakefront or secluded in the woods. Check catalog for availability.


Perhaps future generations will look at modern shipping crate / container architecture in the same way:

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Container Architecture by Jure Kotnik (c2008)
Check catalog for availability.


- submitted by Tom @ MPL Central

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