urbanbuild 01

The scheme chosen for construction in the Summer of 2006 deals with issues of programmatic adaptability, newly required elevation from the ground in response to major flooding, and maintaining the relationship of the dwelling to the typical public activities of New Orleans neighborhoods. The 1370 s.f. house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, single family residence that can be built with slight variations, which produce a dualistic scheme: accommodating multi generational living or two family living. Drawing from local traditions, the porch acts as a stage for the interaction between the public street front and the private family residence. In response to the storm, the porch and entry sequence also mediates the distance between the ground and the new desired living elevation.


Published In

Domus, Cite, Times Picayune, Modern Shoestring, NY Times

Exhibited In

Venice Biennale, Ogden Muesum, Project NOLA

Partners

NHS
Citybuild
Ujamma

Project Lead

Byron Mouton, Program Co-Director
Sam Richards, Construction Co-Director
Emilie Taylor, Project Manager

Project Team

Jared Bowers, Ned Brown, Claire Cahan, Nick Crowley, Robert Deacon, David Demsey, Mark Enlow, Jason Heinze, Tyler Hutcherson, Matt Hux, Maggie Joyce, Nicole McGlinn, Andrea Patrick, Jonathon Reyes Carlos Sanchez, Heather Skeehan, Emilie Taylor, Steve Thesman, Ben Wasserman, Seth Welty, Daniel Zangara



URBANBUILD 02

URBANbuild’s second built prototype is a study in compact housing for substandard lots. Built on a 28’ wide by 100’ long corner site, this prototype is a variation on the common New Orleans “camelback”. The 1320 s.f. plan is efficient and the scheme can be expanded to take advantage of a larger lot. In form, the house is sheltered by two folded, metal clad walls which house the program, entry, and porches. This house takes advantage of its corner lot and engages the two street fronts by drawing the porches and entry around the side of the building. Built with panelized steel stud walls, Prototype 2 is also an experiment in new building technologies and their potentials in the process of rebuilding the city.

2856 Dryades st.

(Dryades at Sixth)


Published in

Architectural Record, Metal Mag, National Public Radio

exhibited in

Ogden Muesum, New Orleans City Hall

Partners

Tulane City Center, Neighborhood Housing Services, CITYbuild

 

Project lead

Byron Mouton, Program Director & Architect of Record

Sam Richards, Construction Co-Director

Emilie Taylor, Senior Program Coordinator

Project team

Emily Brudenell, Vincent Cangiamilla, Victoria Hernandez, Greg Hayslett, Emily Levings, Kristyn Cosgrove, Jordan Gargas, Tyler Hutcherson, Charles Lucia, Trevor Meeks, David Merlin, Craig Parker, Matt Shaver, Kristine Shull, Diana Steig, Francisco Tirado, Sam Vasquez, Ben Wasserman, Jesse Zryb



URBANBUILD 03

URBANbuild’s third construction prototype is a study in compact housing for substandard lots. The scheme is two stories with a footprint of 25’ by 31’. The 1200 s.f. house is situated on an active corner in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood and responds to this condition by stacking the more private sleeping spaces above the public living spaces. In form, the house is defined and sheltered by a 6” wall made of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) which snakes around to expose the public spaces to a dialogue with the street while protecting the quieter bedrooms above. This third URBANbuild investigation with the use of SIPs might offer potentials for the development of affordable housing in New Orleans.

1900 Seventh St, New Orleans


Published in

Architectural Record, Metropolis Magazine, Sundance Network documentary “Architecture School”

Partners

Tulane City Center, Neighborhood Housing Services, CITYbuild

 

 

 

Project lead

Byron Mouton, Program Director & Architect of Record

Sam Richards, Construction Co-Director

Emilie Taylor, Senior Program Coordinator

Project team

Christina Alvarado-Suarez, Adriana Camacho, Ian Daniels, Amarit Dulyapaibul, Nik Haak, Chris Halbrooks, Cassandra Howard, Kimberly Lewis, Caroline Lossack, Alex Mangimelli, Nicole Magnellia, Eric McClam, Scott Mucci, Casey Roccanova, Amanda Rosen, Carter Scott, Steve Smith, Lori Storm



URBANBUILD 04

This fourth URBANbuild prototype involved a class of 25 design students in the fall and 18 student builders in the spring semester. This house is a study in sustainable building practices and achieved LEED silver certification.

The 1200 s.f. scheme is one story with a footprint of 24’ by 71’ and is situated on a corner lot in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood. Exterior walls are activated with an operable, impact-resistant screened panel system. The overall form of the house is simple so that the screen system becomes the defining aspect of the project. In response to New Orleans shutter systems, typically used for shading and hurricane protection, the sliding panels can cover the interior public areas of the home or be moved to provide shading for the exterior porch spaces.

URBANbuild’s partner in the development of these houses is Neighborhood Housing Services, and Tony Christiana is the contractor of record.

2036 Seventh St. New Orleans, LA

(Seventh at Saratoga)


Project Lead

Byron Mouton, Program Director & Architect of Record

Sam Richards, Construction Co-Director

Doris Guerrero, Adjunct Faculty

Emilie Taylor, Senior Program Coordinator

Anthony Christiana Construction, General Contractor

Partners

Neighborhood Housing Services

Project Team

Robert Baddour, Amanda Brendle, Ben Flatau, Monica Breziner, Nicholas Cecchi, Katie Champagne, Nick Chan, Chad Cramer, Susan N. Danielson, Shannon Farrell, Matt Fox, Kevin Garfield, Lauren Goetz, Royce Evan Gracey, Corey Green, Chris Halbrooks, Meaghan Hartney, Matthew Hostetler, Colm M. Kennedy, Joseph Keppel, Peter Kilgust, Nicolas Mallet, Lauren Martino, Suzanne Monaco, Emily Orgeron, JP Pacelli, Marian Prado, Marie Richard, Gregor Schuller, Kevin Tully, Karla Valdivia, Colin VanWingen, Bliss Young