Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Since ancient times, the arch has been a crucial element in architecture, both for strength and to provide dramatic effect. I wonder if the inventors of the Quonset Hut concept had that in mind during their design process. I have long admired the "invention" of the Quonset hut concept due to the need for cheap, sturdy (sustainable), modular structures. Of course, in 1941, the structures were quite plain and utilitarian in design--yet they served a great function. So, I always enjoy seeing new interpretations on the "arched" structure--especially for residential use.