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1 Arts and Crafts Architecture By : Brooke Adams

2 Findings A. The decades in which these homes were first used were in the 19 th century, but were most commonly used in the U.S. In the 20 th century. B. The typical number of stories is two. C. Elements in the building materials most commonly include stone, brick, slate and wood. D. Distinctive features: Outdoor – a low pitched roof with wide, enclosed eave overhang, roof rafters that are usually exposed, decorative beams, porch support bases extending to the ground, and a squared inward slanting porch support. Indoor – Built in natural materials, built in furniture and light fixtures, a fire place, and an open floor plan. E. Purpose of structure is to bring people away from brutal working conditions into a skilled, creative, welcoming area. Location is nearly anywhere, because the home is designed to fit the environment. E continued... line – very straight, many horizontal and vertical lines, and angles. Color- the older homes were bland and gray, the newer ones have brighter colors which are cool yet warming. Texture – much of it is rough like stone and brick. Rhythm – not exact symmetry but not to organic. Balance – The entire house is designed the same, balancing its features. Proportion and size – very open spaced and well proportioned, made for residential purposes or small businesses.

3 Findings Continued F. Toledo, Ohio

4 Findings Continued G. The style is structured for residential purposes or even a small business, architects that may have used it includes English reformer William Morris, who began the movement to revive handicrafts. H. Location can be anywhere because the style always tends to match up with the environment, but are usually found in the suburbs. CONCLUSION 1. The culture of the people reflects the style, because it shows how the movement changed those of plain boring homes into creative warming homes with style. 2. The advantages are the space, warmth and enjoyment of the home, disadvantages.. probably expensive.

5 References Brown P.L. (n.d) 2010, William. Craftsman Perspective: A Visual Guide to Arts and Crafts Architecture,Http://www.frontdoor.com/buy/arts-and-crafts- architecture/1045Http://www.frontdoor.com/buy/arts-and-crafts- architecture/1045 The Greene,(n.d) 2011, Schultz. Craftsman Perspective: A Visual Guide to Arts and Crafts Architecture,Http://www.oldhouses.com/styleguide/arts-and- crafts-houses.htmHttp://www.oldhouses.com/styleguide/arts-and- crafts-houses.htm


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