Monday, March 2, 2009

--Old Regionalist Architecture

A Typical Frontier Sod Dugout

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.


A Typical Adobe Pueblo

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.

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