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Make It Right

Brooks + Scarpa

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Make It Right

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  • Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
  • Make It Right foundation, New Orleans
  • Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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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.” —Meghan Drueding
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