59. Dog Trot House #105architecturalinspirations

59. Dog Trot House #105architecturalinspirations

dog trot house

Atkinson Architecture designed this beautiful small house that was originally built in Zachary, Louisiana. Using vernacular materials and minimal details the architect beautifully reinvented the dog trot house prototype. 

dog trot house

This house type is an excellent way to compartmentalize a small house and provide an outdoor cool transition space. The dog trot is essentially a breezeway. It was a common architectural type in the south before air conditioning was commonly used. The idea of having a gathering space outside is used in most houses. They don’t usually have a roof over them – the rear deck. This architectural feature between the main living space and the resting area of the home gives a cool, covered area that can expand the livability of a home.

#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40.Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44. Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46.  Thrupp + Summers House 47. Madrona Residence 48. Pixel Building 49. National Constitution Center 50. Falling Water 51. Wainwright Building 52. Merle’s Drive-In53. Green Office Building 54. Edgeland House 55. Kansas City Public Library  56.Villa Savoye 57. Fenway Park Farm 58. Bryan Innovation Lab

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the outdoor living space.


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