Monday, March 2, 2009
--Old Regionalist Architecture
This home, though unlivable by modern standards, is notable for its use of immediately available materials and its integration to the environment. The low, shallow-pitched roof diverts both heavy snow and strong winds common on the Prairie.
The mud-brick (or "adobe") walls of this south-western style dwelling not only make use of immediately available materials, but also serve as thermal mass--cooling the living space during the day and warming it at night.