Simulacrum in Architecture


20130713-021431.jpg I believe this structure is referred to as a pole barn. This particular one is a simulacrum of a more traditional farmyard barn. Tacked to the sides are entirely decorative panels made to look like barn loft doors. And on top, two weathervanes, pointing in two different, wrong directions. This building is set back off the street by a longish driveway and nothing is even immediately next to it. Why the kitschy, sentimental, decorative elements for a building that is so removed?