June 4th 2015

Support Groupings

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Sometimes we all need a little support. To reach further, a sturdy and trusted arm is often a welcome guide. A supporting spirit buttresses us, allowing us to reach just a bit further out of our comfort zones. We can do amazing things knowing something or someone has got our back.
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Houses are no different. When a design calls for a cantilevered appendage (such as a porch, bay or balcony) to be projected, bracketing is a structural necessity. These can be rejoiced and celebrated – underpinnings are certainly functional defiances of physics but they can also be decorative as well, some even whimsical.

The gesture of elevation is a sacred one and that expression should be honored. Be fearless and hang out there. Something’s got you.

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Faithfully,

Greg Tankersley for McAlpine Tankersley

3 comments

  1. Linda says:

    I really like this post. That first photo sucked me in. Had to see what came next.

  2. Melinda says:

    Love your work and your words, makes me smile!

  3. Joni schlender says:

    We can all use a little support sometimes! Nice article as usual Greg. Love and support to you. Joni

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