An English Country-style Home by BarnesVanze Architects

An English Country-style Home by BarnesVanze Architects

Restored to its former glory, a rustic cabin links a modern English country-style home to the American past.

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Early-20th Century Cornice Replication

Time-honored sheet-metalwork replicates an elaborate, early-20th century cornice with authentic—and improved—details.

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Faithful steeplework replicates timber spires in steel and new slate at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.

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Moore-Merkowitz Tile, Ltd

Designer & manufacturer of handcrafted ceramic relief & field tile since 1986: original designs & glazes; more than 230 designs in 150 colors; for kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, fireplace surrounds, murals, pools & more. Residential and commercial.

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Movie theater, Rapp and Rapp, Charlottesville, Virginia,

Buildings in our Form and Figure

Individuals flourish when they contribute to the civil order that seeks a common good, and traditional and classical architecture is necessary to make an urbanism that serves such a civil order. It is, however, being undermined by an architectural profession that has no interest in the common good or its counterpart, the beautiful.

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The State of Things June 2021

In the residential housing market, we have strong demand, weak supply, and chaotic work schedules due to the improvisations required by COVID-19 and supply chain disruption. How do you explain to a client that their new sofa cushions are on backorder due to the oil refinery hackers?

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period light switch

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Thomas Jefferson, Capitol, Richmond, Virginia

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Traditional architecture uses imitation and invention to provide beauty as a complement to the general, public welfare, but the current history of architecture undermines that service.