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Tutorial Thursday: What is a quoin?

Welcome to Tutorial Thursday! Today we're learning about quoins (pronounced "coins.") Below are some of Visbeen Associates homes which feature quoins. (Please excuse the construction mess. Falcon Custom Homes is doing a fantastic job!)

"Stone [or brick] quoins dress and frame the corners of buildings." Cole, Emily. The Grammar of Architecture. East Sussex, UK: The Ivy Press Limited, 2002.


"Quoins are rusticated blocks of stone [or brick] alternating in size, which run in strips up the corners of a building..." Cole, Emily. The Grammar of Architecture. East Sussex, UK: The Ivy Press Limited, 2002.

And, here are some homes with quoins designed in:



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