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Photographer Ben Rahn Explores the Resilience of Triangular Houses

Born of a neolithic search for shelter, the triangular building was utilized as storehouse, stable, and shrine. Mostly forgotten by the early 20th century, enough precedents survived to trace the lineage of a revival. Finding new use as a base for recreation, the A-frame became one of the most recognizable (and malleable) building forms of the 1950s–70s, typifying an era of optimism, abundance, and play.

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