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Structure & Materials: Post & Beam

 Photos from New England Timber Works and Vermont Timber Works   Post and beam, post and lintel or a trabeated system refers to the use of horizontal beams or lintels which are borne up by columns or posts. The name is from the Latin trabs, beam. The trabeated system is a fundamental principle of Neolithic, Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian architecture. Other trabeated styles are the Persian,…

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A Modern Barn Raising

  Karin Patriquin Architect was commissioned to design a Post and Beam style garage in Guilford, CT.  Since it is sited in the Historic District, extra care had to be taken to follow the guidelines of design mandated by the District.  Construction is under way and we wanted to share with you some pictures of…

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