The shotgun shack, or shotgun house, is a linear dwelling common to the Caribbean and southern United States, which has been reinvented by Amonle Studio Workshop to be more sustainable and disaster-proof, as Duncan Geere writes in wired.co.uk.
The shotgun shack gets its name from its design — a linear series of three to five rooms in a row with no hallways, meaning that you can fire a shotgun from the front door and the pellets would fly cleanly out of the back, as all the doors are on the same side. “Double-barrel” shotgun houses share a central wall.
Amonle’s concept, which is called “Antillean Gothic“, keeps the basic design and arrangement of the structure but lifts it off the ground, adds a second floor for privacy and extra ventilation, and builds the whole thing out of materials readily available in the Caribbean — bamboo, metal…
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