Roadside Inspiration / by Tarver Siebert

On a recent trip to one of our projects in Manchester, I came across this building in Zebulon, Georgia.  Probably a retired industrial building, its utilitarian simplicity is especially elegant.  The unpainted wood, which doesn’t rot because of air exposure, and board-and-batten siding requires large planks which aligns with the framing.  The overhang is notable in its 6’+ depth and for the buttresses that support it, and the metal roof maintains strength despite its rust.  The small building is also well proportioned in its height, width, and length, as its long face is in east/west orientation for minimal heat gain.