In this example, a 12-meter setback line
theme is created (shown as a light dashed line).
A tubular structure is placed perpendicular to the two gables, an organic volume cantilevers out over the existing foundations to meet the zoning setback line
and a folding metal roof cranks and undulates across the house, appearing to be pulled up and distorted by the gables below.
The state had enacted a 40-foot setback line
shortly before Frederic, but local governments were given the option of administering the law themselves, and Gulf Shores elected to do so.
Then, in 1988, the South Carolina legislature established a setback line
on the state's beaches.