2721 Baronne St. New Orleans, LA
A STUDY OF AFFORDABILITY AND EFFICIENCY
Tulane Master's of Architecture Program
"In 2005, a group of students conceived of a design/build program at Tulane University, not knowing that Hurricane Katrina would give rebuilding in New Orleans a greater weight and urgency. Since that year, the URBANbuild program has worked to help revitalize New Orleans neighborhoods that faced particular hardships both before and after Hurricane Katrina, one design/build project at a time."
Defining affordability is a complicated endeavor: a home might be affordably fabricated, but not efficient to operate; a home might have a higher initial cost of construction but be easy to maintain.
The following project was an initial first draft, after an examination of previous URBANbuild proposals, in the hopes of creating an efficienct and affordable home while still aiming to provide outcomes of quality thought and design.
In partnership with Zach Braaten.
URBANbuild 15 Analysis
lack of light
non-celebrated exterior interventions
two bedroom/two bath
one bedroom/income generating rental space
three bedroom/two bath