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Self-Excavation Hurricane House in Louisiana by Margot Krasojević Architects

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Article source: v2com

The hurricane house is located near the Louisiana coastline which has a history of hurricanes and their destructive effects.

Due to Louisianna’s location along the Gulf of Mexico and bordering the Atlantic, ocean storms accelerate descending on the state from the coast of Africa which is where they are formed.

Constructed wetland floodwater drainage frame, Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević

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7510 Zimple in New Orleans, Louisiana by OJT

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: OJT

The project occupies a previously vacant parcel adjacent the clients existing home. The new home is a linked primary residence for their aging parents with a secondary rental unit. The expressed intent was to create a balance between a shared living experience between the families and a sense of autonomy. The primary unit occupies the entire ground floor, which is organized around a deeply recessed entry porch and an internal, private courtyard. Social program components — kitchen, living, dining — were position to respond to similar spaces of the existing home to create shared-use relationships. Whereas private spaces were located towards the extremities. The secondary unit occupies the street-side second floor, which is accessed from the shared entry porch, and intentionally mirrors the second-floor form of the existing home.

Image Courtesy © William Crocker

  • Architects: OJT
  • Project: 7510 Zimple
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA 
  • Photography: William Crocker
  • Design Team: Robert Baddour, Rebecca X. Fitzgerald, Lauren Hickman, Kristian Mizes and Jonathan Tate.
  • Structural Engineer: Walter Zehner, Engineer
  • Area: 2,200 Square Feet
  • Year: 2016

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MAKE IT RIGHT in Louisiana by GRAFT

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: GRAFT

By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

  • Architects: GRAFT
  • Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
  • Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Photography: Virginia Miller
  • Client: Make It Right Foundation
  • Year: 2009

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The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm in Hammond, Louisiana by Holly & Smith Architects

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: Holly & Smith Architects

The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is a 1,250 square foot, net zero energy retreat located on a 15.5 acre site in Southeast Louisiana. The three-story structure sits over the edge of a pond and overlooks a peninsula of ten oak trees that stretch out into the middle of the pond. The Pond House features an outdoor area on the first floor including a fireplace and outdoor kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Marc Lamkin

Image Courtesy © Marc Lamkin

  • Architects: Holly & Smith Architects
  • Project: The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana
  • Photography: Marc Lamkin
  • 2015 IIDAA Interior Design Excellence Award
  • Area: 1,250 SF
  • Completion Date: 2015

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Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana by Gould Evans

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: Gould Evans

Tulane University, a landlocked, open space-challenged campus in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, wanted to build a 30,000-capacity football stadium on an exceptionally tight site – in fact, at the narrowest point on the campus. The new $72 million Yulman Stadium nests itself into the heart of the Tulane’s athletics precinct. It provides a backdrop to a new athletics quadrangle while connecting to the existing Hertz and Wilson Centers. Construction began in early 2013 and was completed in early 2015. The new stadium marks the first time in 40 years that football is being played on Tulane’s campus. It has become a catalyst for renewed interest in the Tulane football program, successfully bringing back a generation of lost fans.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Project: Yulman Stadium
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Software used: Revit, Sketchup, 3DS Max, AutoCad
  • Team Credits: OWNER  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Associate Architect: Lee Ledbetter + Associates, New Orleans, LA
  • M/E/P Engineer: ADG New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans, LA
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, Kansas City, MO
  • Civil Eegineer: Morphy-Makofsky, Inc., New Orleans, LA
  • Landscape Architect: Phronesis, Kansas City, MO
  • Seating Capacity: 30,000
  • Ammenyties: 5,000 sf multi-purpose center, 15,000 sf suite level program
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Ellis Marsalis Center for Music Opens in New Orleans, Louisiana by WSDG Studio

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on ‘The Big Easy,’ 70,000+ volunteers led by artist/activists, Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. had accomplished a miracle. They had raised the funds and contributed the sweat equity to build 72 single-family homes, 10 elder-friendly apartments, and the 17,000 sq. ft. Ellis Marsalis Center For Music/Musician’s Village Performance Hall.

Image Courtesy © Pableaux Johnson

Image Courtesy © Pableaux Johnson

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Arthur Roger@434 in New Orleans, Louisiana by studioWTA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: studioWTA

This renovation of an existing space to an art gallery was primarily concerned with highlighting historic elements while providing a clean, crisp surface for installations and shows.

The main gallery features floating perimeter display walls: Existing masonry is exposed along the top, bottom and sides, adding perceived spatial depth and the impression that the gallery itself is an installation.  Heavy timber columns–once an elevator shaft–are a focal point at the entry;  a stretched Dacron sail between the columns is backlit for dramatic effect from the street.

Rough textured masonry walls, wood columns and granite façade columns and lintels contrast the smoothness of gypsum, poured resin flooring and the illuminated Dacron sail. The historic nature of the building is emphasized as the bones of the space; new materials give an impression that they are an installation themselves–a temporal spatial occupation of the original architecture, Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Johnston

  • Architects: studioWTA
  • Project: Arthur Roger@434
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Photography: Jeffrey Johnston
  • Completion date: November 2008
  • Design Team: Wayne Troyer, Tracie Ashe
  • Contractor: Hal Collums Construction
  • Client: Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Size: 1,800 sf
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup
  • Awards received: 2010 AIA Gulf States Region Award of Merit, 2009 AIA New Orleans Award of Merit, 2009 AIA Louisiana Award of Merit
  • Software used: Vectorworks.

State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in Louisiana by Trahan Architects

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Trahan Architects

The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana merges two contrasting collections formerly housed in a university coliseum and a nineteenth century courthouse, elevating the visitor experience for both. Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake, the design mediates the dialogue between sports and history, past and future, container and contained.

Image Courtesy © Tim Hursley

  • Architects: Trahan Architects
  • Project: State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in Louisiana by Trahan Architects
  • Location: Louisiana, U.S.A
  • Photography: Tim Hursley, Method Design
  • Client, Owner:  State of Louisiana, Office of Facility, Planning & Control
  • Key Personnel:  Victor F. “Trey” Trahan, III FAIA – President, Design Principal, Brad McWhirter AIA – Project Architect, Ed Gaskin AIA – Designer, Mark Hash – Designer, Michael McCune AIA – Designer
  • Project Team: Sean David, Blake Fisher, Erik Herrmann, David Merlin, Benjamin Rath, Judson Terry
  • Interior Designer: Lauren Bombet Interiors
  • Mechanica, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineer: Associated Design Group
  • Structural Engineer: LBYD
  • Civil Engineer: CSRS
  • Geotechnical Engineer: GeoConsultants
  • General Contractor: VCC
  • Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates

Any other consultants, with their roles:

  • BIM Manager and Technology: Case
  • Cast Stone Support Steel Geometry and Detailing: Method Design
  • Cast Stone Support Steel Engineer: David Kufferman PE
  • Acoustics: SH Acoustics
  • Waterproofing: Water Management Consultants & Testing, Inc.
  • Size in Square Feet: 28,000sf
  • Cost: $12,600,000

E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge by ikon.5 architects

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University is a glass and steel ‘academical village’ for business education. The courtyard site plan and building forms are contextual— recalling the sloped roof pavilions and arcaded courtyards of the adjacent historic campus. To illustrate a forward looking aesthetic that embodies the mission of the school, which is to generate business innovation in Louisiana and the Gulf region, these traditional architectural forms are constructed of contemporary materials and details. The pavilions are clad in ceramic coated translucent mirror glass and the rotunda is clad in a bronze solar screen resulting in a composition of forms that are ephemeral apparitions of the original campus. This composition reflects the strong heritage of the campus while looking to the promises of the future.

Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Area: 167,000 SF
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This New Orleans neighborhood library is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One building is a historically significant bungalow built as a residence in 1917, sited prominently on the corner of South Broad Street and Napoleon Avenue. The other building, built in 1993 specifically to function as a library, was home to the main reading room and stock areas. Both buildings were severely flooded by levee breaks attributed to Hurricane Katrina. The bungalow was salvaged and raised for future flood prevention, but the modern addition was deemed necessary for replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Image Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Software used: majority of the design work done in AutoCAD and Sketch up. Some Rhino was used on the tail end of the project.

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