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“Rock the Shack” – Gestalten

By | cool stuff, press | No Comments

The Architecture of Cabin, Cocoons and Hide-Outs A new book from Gestalten in Germany contains a full page spread of my barn and one page on the fern house. The page after my barn is a lovely cabin by Kundig, a big name architect who will probably win the Pritzker some day. (just sayin) The book is available from Gestalten…

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Fern House Plans

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$150 Now for sale here ! The plans are ready for sale and now include a sketchup model. Several have already been constructed from the plans. pay with personal check to Robert Swinburne at 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro VT 05301 or paypal – robertswinburne@gmail.com

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Life of This Architect

By | mutterings | 3 Comments

Life is complicated. We all long for a return to some point in our lives when things were simpler. So along the lines of what it is like to be an architect in rural Vermont I thought I’d write up a summary of what my life is like without getting too personal of course. In 2000, my wife an I…

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Fern House

By | affordable modern, projects | One Comment

The ferns are unfurling around the fern house, our seasonal guest sleeping / napping spot The bed is a futon on a slatted frame hung from the structure on parachute cord.  The entire project took about forty hours and $700 or $800 bucks a few years ago.  Mostly just 2 x 4’s , 2 x 6’s polycarbonate roofing and charcoal…

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