Posts Tagged ‘tile roof’

Here’s a few more spanish colonial revival details from downtown Carmel by the Sea.  Notice the haphazardness of the roof tiles in the first shot… coupled with the same roof tiles being used under the eave as arched details… also notice that the bricks are set at an angle under the eaves… for a tad more detail


The drain scupper off the upstairs balcony… is a single upside down roof tile.  Nice plaster work under that scupper too.  Beautifully stacked bricks make the balcony railing detail

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Jeff Shelton is my favorite moorish/spanish colonial revival style architect… BY FAR!  He makes FUN buildings.  Take Gaudi’s assistant Josep Maria Jujol, mix with Dr. Seuss, toss in a bit of MC Escher… and then stir in a bunch of tile… more than a bunch actually.  I think Jeff must have some sort of back door arrangement with a a mexican encaustic tile factory somewhere.

Dig around on his site… you will love it… I guarantee it!

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fantastic roof tile


Mexican Talavera tiles

There is a special quality to imperfect hand made tile.  It cannot be replicated by machines.  The imperfections are what makes it.  This is one of those “qualities without a name”… (see Christopher Alexander’s “a Pattern Language”)

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