Indigenous Styles and the Bungalow

March 2004
American Houses: A Field Guild to the Architecture of the Home;2004, p339
The article presents information on some indigenous architectural designs that emerged during the 19th century. The new styles emphasized the horizontal, with low rooflines and deep overhangs, resulting in a uniquely American silhouette on the skyline. The houses were finished largely in natural materials and expected to relate closely to the surrounding landscape. The advent of bungalow was viewed by many as a shift in the residential architectural designs.


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