In case you missed it, local design firm GOATstudio is one of the winners of Designing Recovery, a competition to bring sustainable, storm-resistant housing to afflicted areas. The winning design for New Orleans, Shotgun [remix], is a take on the good ole' traditional shotgun house structure. Raised seven feet, there's an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, a steel roof that offers top-notch sun protection, plus there's a perimeter rain garden (which sounds rather fancy). The competition was directed at three cities — New Orleans, parts of New York City affected by Superstorm Sandy, and tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., and sponsored by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, the American Institute of Architects, and local rebuilding superstars, the St. Bernard Project. GOATstudio founder, Colin VanWingen, said the contest's sponsors have their target neighborhoods for the Shotgun [remix] but the plans can "integrate well into a number of New Orleans neighborhoods." As always, stay tuned!
· GOATstudio [official site]
· A look at the latest storm-proof houses blessed by the AIA [Curbed National]
· "Designing Recovery" competition award recipients selected [AIA]
· Make It Right [official site]
· St. Bernard Project [official site]