Infrastructure House
Beauregard, Alabama

Sited on a hill top with views of surrounding farmland, this house was designed for a couple of empty nesters: Alvin and Taltha Gollotte. A pair of red iron frames and foundations already existed from a torn down tractor shed; two more frames were added for the structure of the house. The parti is based on the “dog-trot”, a common vernacular housing type in Alabama, this time, however, rendered in glass. Master bedroom and kitchen are on one side, with the family and guest room on the other side of the open porch. All the systems are housed within semi-transparent blue walls. These walls curve and flex to form separate spaces within the rigid frame of steel and glass. The pump house and utility hook ups are contained within the exterior tower that celebrates the connections to modern systems that make rural life comfortable. The infrastructure ribbon was inspired by Sven Schroeder’s Small Business Incubator in Boston.