Reflecting the Human Face

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One of the ancient paths to lovable architecture is to reflect the human form. Buildings can reflect the vertical arrangement of our bodies, our horizontal arrangement, our overall proportions, and the proportion of our parts. But when they're able to reflect the arrangement of the human face in some way, that's when they're even more likely to be endearing. The side gable of this house has a chimney as its central element with a small window to either side, arranged under a triangular top gable much like the nose is flanked by two eyes and topped with a forehead.

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