Palleroni Leite Design Partnership Projects

Sergio Palleroni and Margarette Leite of of Palleroni Leite Design Partnership.

Palleroni Leite Design Partnerships Angel Lane Community Center in Houston will anchor a Habitat for Humanity development for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

In June 2010, Margarette Leite’s Portland State University students built a demonstration house using cellulose-and-resin SwissCell panels.

Students working on the 700-square-foot building, which could potentially serve as a model for post-disaster housing.

Portland State University students constructed the home using recyclable,cellulose and resin panels.

One of BaSiC Initiative’s Gulf Coast projects done after Hurricane Katrina is known as A House for Patty.

The home features interiors free of paints and other manmade finishes, at the request of the owner.

BaSiC lifted the house 14 feet off the ground to meet flooding regulations and opened up the middle to take advantage of naturally cooling breezes.

Many of A House for Patty’s materials are salvaged from hurricane-damaged buildings in the region.

BaSiC Initiative participants in the Katrina Furniture Project program included Jim Adamson, Peter Spruance, Sandor Pratt, and BaSiC director Sergio Palleroni (from left).

The Katrina Furniture Project involved the Gulf Coast community in an effort to make furniture out of materials retrieved from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina Furniture Project.

Katrina Furniture Project.

The raw materials for the Katrina Furniture Project came from buildings that were ruined or damaged during the storm.

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