Architecture: New Mexico

Old Town Albuquerque

Beautiful Simple Secluded Courtyard

Beautiful Simple Secluded Courtyard

Pueblo Roof Lines

Pueblo Roof Lines

Portico Doorway

Portico Doorway

Rustic Doors

Rustic Doors

Community Exterior Portico

Community Exterior Portico

Pueblo style architecture features adobe construction, rounded corners, irregular parapets, and thick, battered walls. Multistory buildings usually employ stepped massing similar to that seen at Taos Pueblo. Roofs are always flat. Common features include projecting wooden roof beams or "vigas", "corbels", curved, often stylized, beam supports and "latillas", which are peeled branches or strips of wood laid across the tops of vigas to create a foundation (usually supporting dirt or clay) for a roof. 2

Spanish Windows with Hospitatity Seating

Spanish Windows with Hospitatity Seating

Barrel on Wall

Barrel on Wall

Sage Against an Adobe Wall

Sage Against an Adobe Wall

Old Brick Building and Stair

Old Brick Building and Stair

Old Town Art Shop

Old Town Art Shop
showcasing customary brilliant colors

Simple Beautiful Humble White Adodee

Simple Beautiful Humble White Adode

Shop Window

Shop Window