In the sweltering climate of the Southeastern United States, a cool bit of shade can be a hot commodity. Long ago, before a cold blast of air was as simple as flipping the A/C switch, Southeastern architects developed the Dogtrot house, a log cabin which, when oriented properly, takes advantage of southerly winds through an open side porch, but keeps the shelter protected from rain with overhanging eaves. The classic dogtrot actually consists of two of these cabins, which connect at the side opening, creating a central passageway for natural ventilation.
WilliamsonWilliamson was recently selected for the prestigious 2006 Young Architects Forum by the Architectural League of New York. The team will be presenting their work on April 27th at the Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue, New York City, in conjunction with the opening of the Young Architects Forum exhibition that features the winner’s designs. Their work will also be displayed on the Architectural League’s website www.archleague.org and in a catalogue to be published by Princeton Architectural Press.
+ An interesting case study on Dogtrot architecture from the UC Berkeley School of Architecture
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