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Media Make It Rights Foundation


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Media Make It Rights Foundation

  1. 1. Designs In keeping with Make It Right (MIR)’s overarching priority to work in cooperation with former residents of the Lower 9th Ward, the approach to new home design began directly with the homeowners themselves. Because local cultural in uences gave rise to the pre-Katrina archi- tecture so emblematic of the area, preserving that identity remains vital in reclaiming the spirit of the neighborhood. MIR’s goal is to join the history of this tradition with creative new architectural solutions mindful of environmental and personal safety concerns in order to encourage both the evolution of aesthetic distinctiveness and the conscientious awareness of natural surroundings. The architects were given a typology study that included traditional New Orleans housing types such as the Shotgun, the Camelback and the Creole Cottage along with current ideas and recommendations for the target area in the Lower 9th Ward. The MIR team produced a set of guidelines for the houses that set metrics for the nal design to insure that the speci c goals of the MIR organizations were met. The team is also using Cradle to Cradle thinking to guide and inspire design and materials selection for new homes in the Lower 9th Ward. The four main guiding principles for the designs are: Safety A ordability Sustainability High design quality Make It Right PO Box 58009 New Orleans, LA 70158 888-647-6652
  2. 2. Adjaye Associates
  3. 3. Billes Architecture
  4. 4. BNIM Architects
  5. 5. Concordia Architecture
  6. 6. Constructs LLC
  7. 7. Eskew+Dumez+RippleLLC
  8. 8. Graft
  9. 9. KieranTimberlake Associates
  10. 10. Morphosis
  11. 11. MVRDV
  12. 12. Pugh + Scarpa Architecture
  13. 13. Shigeru Ban Architects
  14. 14. Trahan Architecture