25 Apr

freakitecture

As a young graduate architect, I’m often sent to do the field work that isn’t worth anyone else’s time. This includes different things, but most often, it involves measuring existing buildings down to the quarter of an inch, both inside and out. Here in Indianapolis, many of the buildings we are working on have long since been abandoned; and I don’t mean they’ve been recently foreclosed on, I mean the only thing living in them for the past few decades has been cats. They are always full of tons of surprises, and it’s actually one of my favorite things to do.

One project I got to work on (1728 Delaware), had all sorts of junk in it. Both the backyard and basement had a decently large collection of not so decent furniture. But there was one piece that caught my eye, a seemingly mid-century modern credenza. While I…

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