The word ShotgunHaus is derived from two concepts in architectural design--the shotgun house and Bauhaus. The shotgun house is a type of floor plan originating from the Yoruba Tribe of South Africa (source: John Micheal Vlach (expert on the shotgun house)). The shotgun house has kept its geometric integrity of a narrow front and a very elongated side to make a skinny rectangle all through the slave trade including the Bahamas, through Louisiana, and evidently made its way through small rural communities as well as downtown historical metropolitan areas. This geometry was actually the basis for American, small, commercial businesses because more of them could fit within a square block making for a sustainable business district of a small town. Bauhaus or 'built house' was a design school based in Germany that allowed 'freedom' in thought for the purposes of designing during and after WWII that produced architects such as LeCorbusier (Corbu Chairs). As a designer of African-American and German descent, I combined the two words in order to coin the term ShotgunHaus Designers, which is a place where people of color as well as like-minded people feel free to think with regard to the political times of today for the purposes of designing for our respective communities.
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