Since my childhood times I have always loved wooden tobacco dryer barns : high, dark, austere and majestic. When I was told about their utility it was with a bit of a naive disapointment. I don’t know what kind of function I could have assigned to them but I already really loved their shape and design. Those black simple architectural volumes in the green countryside, gave the most powerfull contrast in my visual environment. Ask a child to draw a house, I bet it will be more like a tobacco dryer barn than a Girondine stone building. A tobacco dryer barn, as a child’s drawing has a pointed roof, tall walls, oversized door and a few windows. I find tobacco dryer barn contains the symbolic shape of the house, as the haystack by Monet contains the symbolic shape of the primitive hut.
Tobacco dryer barns
on 10 February 2018 with No Comments