KANSAS LONGHOUSE


This project continues our interest in regional materials and dwellings. Clad in native limestone and roofed in sod the Longhouse brings together life and nature, aesthetics and spirit. The south orientation of the house takes advantage of direct solar gain and provides an abundance of natural light in every room. The narrow twenty-four foot width and great length contribute to natural cross ventilation by taking air in low on the south and exiting high on the north side. The sod roof minimizes excessive heat buildup in the summer and provides insulation in the winter. Butterfly milkweed compliment the native grasses in the spring through early summer and wild turkey and deer browse regularly in the low fields beyond the house.

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ROCKHILL and ASSOCIATES, 1546 E350 RD, LECOMPTON. KS 66050, phone:785-393-0747, ROCKHILL@SUNFLOWER.COM