Monday, March 2, 2009

--Old Regionalist Architecture

A Typical Southern Dogtrot House

Visible in this picture are three principle elements: open breezeways that promote cooling airflow through interior rooms, traditional foundation construction that also promotes cooling, and a large porch that creates pockets of shaded, cool air to be drawn into the house by airflow.



A Typical New England Saltbox

Visible in this picture are three principle elements: a central fireplace to warm the entire house simultaneously, an over-sized southern-exposed roof to catch the sun's warmth and to divert cold northern breezes, and small windows to limit heat loss.



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