Home building designs which called the J-House is progressed by the architect AEDS | Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio. This home building designs progress is based in 918 Upperline Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. There, in New Orleans, this home building designs is covers area for about 30×150 feet.
This home building designs which progressed by the AEDS | Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio is uses a historically standard New Orleans housing lot: 30×150 feet. As is common with many housing sites throughout the Southern Lousiana region, the original site for the J-House is located in a designated flood zone. Recent FEMA studies have concluded that a vast range of the New Orleans housing sites are currently 9-feet under the sea level. The original site for the J-House is no different.
The J-House is approached as an opportunity to study the possibilities, as opposed to restrictions, for the house building high above the ground in a restricted lot size, as well as within areas clearly destined to be under the water, avoiding the current political and sociological debates inherent with the building houses to ‘new’ codes which is adopted after the historic storms of Katrina and Rita. This living space, as a housing lot which is located in a flood zone, the design is bound by the elevation requirements; the resulting design is 10’ off of the ground.
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The basic design of this living space project is two 10x20x80 feet tubes. Each of this tube is rotated 90 degrees from one end to the other. For the structural support with a minimum footprint for the foundations, it is allowed by the resulting combination of the two tubes. A space under the living space which allows for views through the site is generated by the twisting and combination of the tubes. The twisting is also generates a diagonal skylight, it is on the roof level.
This housing surrounds in which it lies are not ignored, it is while this living space is a type of the study of palace, constraints and possibilities. This living space project is inspired by the shot-gun house typology; a housing stock which typifies a New Orleans home. The proposed living space is made out of the steel structure which is prefabricated and assembled on this site. The exterior skin of this living space is a rain screen of the cared cedar planks.
In 2009, this project received the AIA (American Institute of Architects) New Orleans Chapter: Project Design Excellence Award (Award of Merit). Check out the project’s progress on AEDS’s blog.