Quotes: Building Durability

Building Durability“In studying the art of house building, we discover that the most successful houses do not depend upon ornament, nor any particular kind of material, for their success, but rather upon good lines, simplicity and reasonableness. Any building worthy to be called a house should be built of enduring material, and with proper care should serve three or more generations. Whether the material is wood, or brick, or stone, or concrete – the thought of permanence should always be engrossing, if not paramount.”

Lumis, F.W. 1920. The Concrete House – Its status As Regards Building Codes.  Concrete Homes: How They Were Built.