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Architecture of the Louisiana Bayou

Posted by on 2/4/13 at 09:10am

Recently a friend and I took a trip out to New Orleans. After a couple of days in the city we decided to venture out and explore the world of the Louisiana Bayou. Expecting to encounter a few alligators and turtles, we soon discovered that these creatures weren’t all the swamps had to offer.

Even though the wildlife along the swamp was impressive, it was the lifestyle of the people who inhabit in and around the swamp that impressed us the most. The housing that surrounds the bayou uses architecture to its advantage to prepare for a rise in water levels. The series of houses photographed below are examples of how architecture can be used to integrate well with its natural environment despite the elements.

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