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Make It Right, New Orleans

Make It Right, New Orleans

  • 2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks  Scarpa Architects (Single-family Prototype)

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    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks + Scarpa Architects (Single-family Prototype)

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    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks Scarpa Architects (Single-family Prototype)

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    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks + Scarpa Architects (Single-family Prototype)

  • 2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks  Scarpa Architects (Duplex Prototype)

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    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks Scarpa Architects (Duplex Prototype)

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    Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa Architects

    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks + Scarpa Architects (Duplex Prototype)

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    Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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    Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa Architects

    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks + Scarpa Architects (Duplex Prototype)

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    2013 RADA / On the Boards / Merit Award: Make It Right, New Orleans / Brooks + Scarpa Architects (Duplex Prototype)

Make It Right, New Orleans
Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Los Angeles

Brooks + Scarpa Architects designed this single-family house as well as a duplex (see our online slideshow) as prototypes for the Make It Right foundation’s rebuilding project in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. The judges admired the buildings’ commonsense handling of local climate and flooding issues. “It’s a response to how to stay cool in the summer in New Orleans,” one juror said. Principal Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, says the homes’ dual skins, made from recycled wood pallets and cement board, “provide a little bit of protection for the building and also regulate the temperature that hits it.”

View all 2013 RADA winners.


Project Credits

Principal-in-charge/Interior designer Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
Developer Make It Right foundation, New Orleans
Project size 1,250 square feet (single-family)/2,100 square feet (duplex)
Site size 0.07 acre/0.1 acre
Sales price $150,000 (single-family)
Construction cost $120/$95 per square foot
Renderings Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa Architects