Daniel Wicke/Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio

Akron Boys and Girls Club II, Akron, AL

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Built by
The Rural Studio, which famously teaches its architecture students to build
structures made from scavenged materials for impoverished clients, this club features
a big recreation area. Sheltered by a rolling wave of a roof, it’s supported by
an ingenious early-1900s structural technique called lamella, with a high-tech-looking
triangular frame fashioned from low-tech wood.

More
Beauty:
Also check
out the student-built firehouse in downtown Newbern, AL, as well as the
memorial to the school’s founder, Samuel Mockbee, behind the big red barn the
school uses for its design studio.

World's Most Beautiful Buildings

Akron Boys and Girls Club II, Akron, AL

Built by
The Rural Studio, which famously teaches its architecture students to build
structures made from scavenged materials for impoverished clients, this club features
a big recreation area. Sheltered by a rolling wave of a roof, it’s supported by
an ingenious early-1900s structural technique called lamella, with a high-tech-looking
triangular frame fashioned from low-tech wood.

More
Beauty:
Also check
out the student-built firehouse in downtown Newbern, AL, as well as the
memorial to the school’s founder, Samuel Mockbee, behind the big red barn the
school uses for its design studio.

Daniel Wicke/Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio

World's Most Beautiful Buildings

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