Make it Right - ShotgunEdit profile
GRAFT's proposal for housing in the Lower Ninth Ward merges abstractions of traditional styles with modern architecture, capturing the successful components of each as a means of generating a
more robust whole. GRAFT‘s proposal is informed by the shotgun house, a traditional New Orleans housing typology, which is abstractly represented through an expressive, almost exaggerated gable roof and generous front porch. The design pays homage to the open relationship between home and community and the provision of areas designated to interaction with neighbors and friends which give the Lower Ninth its special character.
Affordable sustainable amenities are incorporated within the home, including solar panels, water collection, a geothermal system, tankless water heater, permeable pavement, non-off-gassing paints and finish materials and high ceilings with operable high R-value windows allowing ventilation. Toward the back of the house. the gabled roof morphs into a flat roof, a nod to modernism which affords a highawater safe haven in case of emergency.
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