Nestled on the banks of the Little Cahaba River, this small addition was a young architects dream project! 450sf of well planned addition tie in nicely to the 115 year old structure and renovation. Local storm damaged long leaf pines were milled on site to create the exposed structure.
Alaga Lake Cabin
Alaga Lake Cabin is located on the pristine waters of Lake Mitchell in the old historic Alaga Syrup Company retreat. This design was created for a local builder who developed the site. Much care was taken siting the home to provide a treehouse experience from the great room. A double height living and dining area connect directly to the screen porch and kitchen, providing indoor/outdoor living and dining on warm summer days. Secure storage was provided below the screen porch for all the owner's lake toys.
Alabama Biscuit Co.
Good design only compliments hard work. In this case the hard work was put in by the owner who painstakingly rescued an old cedar fence destined for the burn pile. We re-purposed this fence as siding in the interior of the store, as well as the shelving that displays the spelted flour bagged for sale.
Stop in for a biscuit and check out the timberframe communal table and the tornado salvaged black walnut private dining tables. At the Alabama Biscuit Company, "Agri-chic" joins forces with quality healthy ingredients for the best breakfast in town.
Shallow Creek Barn
Designed to first function as a wedding venue for the owner's daughter, Shallow Creek Barn is a multi-use venue nestled on the edge of a 30 acre pasture only a few steps away from beautiful Yellow Leaf Creek.
Long Leaf Pines were harvested and milled locally to produce the structure. The grand chandelier in the center of the structure was made by a local blacksmith and features repurposed tractor disks. Recycled church pews and a couple of fire pits now sit under the open air barn. The Shallow Creek Barn is used for campouts, dinners, weddings and even super bowl parties.
" We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."
- Winston Churchill
Loosen the tie while you work and relax a bit. It's good for you.
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"Harvest a tree and then build a house with it." This labor of love is the architectural equivalent of the Paleo diet…with a side of glamour for good measure.
The entire interior of this home is covered in local pine. So local, that only a few of the larger beams used in this project ever left the project site at all. As the lake in front of the home was built, the pine trees removed were cut, carefully stacked, milled and dried producing a tapestry of local art that adorns the walls.
The dogtrot is a nod to the southern hunting preserves of old and serves to catch a breeze rising up the hill that the home is built upon. This in turn helps to keep the house cooler in summer and deter the mosquitos.
The Tent Shop's first project will certainly always be one of our favorites.
Tent Shop Design is a full service architectural and design studio specializing in tents.Not the kind you camp in - the kind you live in.You see, we believe that architecture at its best is just a temporary solution compared to where you will spend eternity.
“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”