An Affordable Solar Home

The home incorporates regional materials like cypress siding. Here, the students practice roof disassembly in preparation for the model’s trip to the Capitol.

The kitchen includes all the amenities for Louisiana-style hospitality. The undercounter refrigerator-freezer (by Perlick) saves energy by using a single compressor.

Movable steel shutters provide both shade and high-wind protection.

A traditional dog-trot porch separates the kitchen, on the right, from the living room and bedroom areas. The eccentric roof line is a stylized tribute to the vernacular “shotgun” house form.

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