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New Orleans

Make It Right completes Frank Gehry-designed Duplex

15:00 - 17 July, 2012
© Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right
© Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right

Make It Right is proud to announce the completion of the Frank Gehry-designed, New Orleans’ duplex in the Lower 9th Ward. The colorful, LEED Platinum home is part of an affordable and sustainable community that is currently being developed by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation within the NOLA neighborhood most devastated from Hurricane Katrina.

“I really believe in what Brad is doing for the community and was honored to be included,” said Frank Gehry. “I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in and one that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans. I love the colors that the homeowner chose. I could not have done it better.”

Continue after the break for more.

The National World War II Museum / Voorsanger Mathes LLC

01:00 - 21 February, 2012
The National World War II Museum / Voorsanger Mathes LLC, © Thomas Damgaard
© Thomas Damgaard

© Thomas Damgaard © Thomas Damgaard © Thomas Damgaard © Thomas Damgaard + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
  • Architects

    Voorsanger Architects PC, New York, NY
  • Design Principal

    Bartholomew Voorsanger
  • Lead Design

    Martin Stigsgaard, Masayuki Sono
  • Design Team

    Peter Miller, James Macdonald, Radoslaw Krysztofiak,Andrea Wiedemann, Mark Wagner, Reema Pathak, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao, Issei Suma, Won Jun Jung, Anastasiya Konopitskaya
  • Associate Architect

    Mathes Brierre Architects, New Orleans, LA
  • Project Team

    Peter Priola, Tony Alfortish, Nichole Chauvin, Scott Evans, C. H. Palm Jr., Frank Herdliska, Joyce Bergman, Johannah Fernandez, Vivien Yu, Vicki Cusimano, Robert Swan, Jim Opitz
  • Exhibition Design

    Gallagher & Associates
  • Museum Consultant

    Peggy A. Loar
  • Additional Competition Staff

    Chieko Takahashi, Yoonkee Hong, Sabrina Schollmeyer, Victor Viera, Omar Renteria
  • Structural Engineer

    Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
  • Mep Engineer

    Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
  • Landscape Architect

    Olin Partnership
  • Owner/Client

    The National World War II Museum Foundation, Inc.
  • Co Chairman

    Edward C. Mathes
  • Area

    284000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Bayou-Luminescence Installation / ISSSStudio + PATH

07:00 - 7 February, 2012
Courtesy of ISSSStudio + PATH
Courtesy of ISSSStudio + PATH

Bayou-luminescence, one of ten site-specific installations commissioned by the New Orleans chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was a collaboration between Igor Siddiqui, the principal of the Austin-based design practice ISSSStudio and Matt Hutchinson, the principal of San-Francisco-based firm PATH. The project was included as a part of DesCours, the annual architecture and art event on view at various locations in city from December 2 through 11, 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

DesCours: A Presentation of AIA New Orleans

23:00 - 23 November, 2011
Courtesy of AIA New Orleans
Courtesy of AIA New Orleans

DesCours is a free, public, ten-night architecture and art event now in its fifth year, held December 2-December 11 in New Orleans.

This event invites internationally renowned architects and artists to create architecture installations within ‘hidden’ locations in the heart of New Orleans, including private courtyards, rooftops, abandoned buildings and walkways, all locations normally unseen, inaccessible or unused by the public.

More information on the event after the break.

URBANbuild / Tulane University

09:00 - 29 August, 2011

Check out a preview we spotted on PublicInterestDesign of Tulane University’s School of Architecture URBANbuild program, a total collaborative effort of “individuals, organizations, and businesses committed to revitalizing New Orleans’ rich cultural and architectural heritage.” Working with Professor Byron Mouton, Make It Right and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, students have designed and built several LEED-certified homes such as URBANbuild 04 featured in the clip.  This particular residence is situated in Central City of New Orleans and completely breaks with the traditional “shotgun homes” that line the streets.  The young homeowner, Tami, appreciates the students’ talents and abilities to go beyond what the neighborhood, and even the city, is comfortable with to create a new urban identity.  Challenged by Mouton to introduce new ideas, the students have created a beautiful residence that they can certainly be proud of and one that Tami loves   View her story and a bit of the project’s journey in the video.

Tulane School of Architecture 2011-2012 Lecture Series

04:00 - 19 August, 2011
Courtesy of Tulane School of Architecture
Courtesy of Tulane School of Architecture

Tulane School of Architecture has announced their 2011-2012 school year lecture series featuring Rafael Moneo, Billie Tsien, Adam Yarinsky and others, including a string of lectures on Urban Innovations co-sponsored by The Murphy Institute. More information on the lectures after the break.

Video: Tulane University and IBM Partnership for Smarter Buildings

20:00 - 4 July, 2011

Tulane University’s School of Architecture program has joined forces with IBM Intelligent Buildings Management and Johnson Controls to develop a Smarter Building pilot program.  Tulane’s first project aims to transform Richardson Memorial Hall, home of the School of Architecture, into a living laboratory.  The retrofit of this historic building will not just create a more efficiently adapted building but will also provide an opportunity for architecture students to gain a unique skill set coupled with practical experience.

AIA Pavilion / Gernot Riether

13:00 - 25 May, 2011
Courtesy of Gernot Riether
Courtesy of Gernot Riether

Every year, the AIA stages a competition for an intervention that brings to life the historic city of New Orleans. This year the institute selected a scheme by Gernot Riether that proposed a series of glowing spherical enclosures sited within the hidden courtyards of the city’s distinctive French Quarter. They would be illuminated in the evening, dramatically modulating the host environment and bringing attention to these romantic, mysterious and usually private spaces, typically located deep in the block, away from the street.

Courtesy of Gernot Riether Courtesy of Gernot Riether Courtesy of Gernot Riether Courtesy of Gernot Riether + 21

Architect: Gernot Riether Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Project Team: Gernot Riether, Valerie Bolen, Rachel Dickey, Emily Finau, Tasnouva Habib, Knox Jolly, Pei-Lin Liao, Keith Smith, April Tann Photographs: Courtesy of Gernot Riether

Video: A Plea for Modernism

13:00 - 23 May, 2011

Scheduled for demolition in Summer 2011, the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School is a treasured piece of regional modernism in New Orleans. Designed by Charles Colbert, the school has served the historic African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. It is just one of over thirty public schools that were constructed at that time.  These schools were designed by architects who practiced a regional modernism, incorporating innovative design for circulation, ventilation and lighting.  Of the thirty schools only four are still standing, three of which are threatened with demolition (including Phillis Wheatley).  DOCOMOMO Louisiana is advocating for the restoration through adaptive reuse for the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School. “A Plea For Modernism” was created by Evan Mather and is narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.

Low Cost, Low Energy House for New Orleans / sustainable.TO

12:00 - 23 May, 2011

Hosted by Design By Many, the Passive House for New Orleans competition challenged designers to design a single-family dwelling that is sustainable in the broadest sense of the term: affordable to build and purchase, long-lasting, with minimal impact on the local environment, and affordable to heat and cool throughout the life of the building.

The winning proposal, designed by sustainable.TO, is based on the vernacular shotgun typology. The affordable, low-energy, single-family low cost, low energy house will help to revitalize the existing neighborhood of the Lower Ninth Ward. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Passive House for New Orleans Competition Winner

11:26 - 12 May, 2011

DesignByMany and media partner ArchDaily are pleased to announce the “Low Cost, Low Energy House” by sustainable.TO as the winning design for the Passive House for New Orleans competition.  The competition challenged both students and professionals to design a passive house for New Orleans focusing on key components of The Passive House Standard and the 2030 Challenge which has influenced the Better Buildings Initiative issued by President Obama.

More on the results of this competition after the break.

Architecture City Guide: New Orleans

13:00 - 4 May, 2011

The Architecture City Guide: New Orleans list and corresponding map after the break

AIA New Orleans 2011 Design Awards

08:30 - 4 May, 2011
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The AIA New Orleans welcomed a record number of entries for the 2011 Design Awards, 100 Years of Excellence in Design.  The categories included Interior Architecture, Master Planning, Divine Detail, Project, Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, and Juror Favorite.  A complete list of the 2011 AIA New Orleans Design Awards and jurors comments following the break.

'Elemental' and 'New Orleans Architecture Now' Exhibitions

20:00 - 3 May, 2011

Thursday, May 5th the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host the AIA New Orleans Member Preview Event for two architecture exhibitions, Elemental and New Orleans Architecture Now. Both exhibitions will open to the public on Saturday, May 7, and remain on display through Friday, May 13 during the 2011 AIA National Convention. To register and for more details of the event can be found here.

Arthur Roger@434 / studioWTA

01:00 - 3 May, 2011
Arthur Roger@434 / studioWTA, © Jeff Johnston
© Jeff Johnston

© Jeff Johnston © Jeff Johnston © Jeff Johnston © Jeff Johnston + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
  • Architect

  • Area

    1800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Architects' Week / Tulane School of Architecture

17:00 - 22 February, 2011
Group 4_Poster
Group 4_Poster

Architects’ Week is a longstanding tradition of the Tulane School of Architecture as a weeklong, design and build, group project.  It is a unique occasion for students to work not only with a proven designer, but also with fellow students. The exact form that it takes varies from year to year. In 2010, A-Week groups created information kiosks for New Orleans. The year before was an exploration in rethinking the bench. This year the project brief was a bit different. The project brief, images and descriptions of each student project and the winning design after the break.

L.B. Landry High School / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

01:00 - 11 January, 2011
L.B. Landry High School / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Architects

  • Architect Of Record

  • Associate Architect For Programming

    SHW Group
  • Structural/Civil Engineers

    Schrenk & Peterson Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Geotechnical Engineers

    Eustis Engineering Company
  • Mep Engineers

    Moses Engineers
  • Landscape Architects

    Daly Sublette Landscape Architects, Inc.
  • Contractor

    Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Group, LLC
  • Food Service Consultant

    Futch Design Associates
  • Acoustical/Audio Visual

    Gracenote Consulting
  • Estimator

    Pro-Serv Estimating
  • Client

    Louisiana Recovery School District
  • Area

    236000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Make It Right Foundation needs your help

12:30 - 3 July, 2010

We have told you in the past about Brad Pitt´s Make It Right Foundation. They have been working with a group of international architects to redevelop the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, after hurricane Katrina. The name of the foundation addresses the desire of Pitt, architecture enthusiast, to design these houses the best way and not just as a temporary solution, in a process that also included working not only with these renowned firms, but also very close with the community, with a focus on sustainable development.