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Duplex Family Homes

Make It Right Architects Break New Green Ground with Duplex Designs

Families from the Lower 9th Ward can now choose to build a duplex in the Make It Right neighborhood. Until now, only single family homes were available and being built on the site devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Fourteen (six from the first round; eight new to the project) acclaimed local, national and international architects volunteered their time, met with the community and potential homeowners and applied their experience and creativity to come up with high quality designs that push the envelope.

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Joe Osae-Addo was born in Ghana, West Africa, and trained at the Architectural Association in London. He worked in Finland, the UK and the USA, setting up his practice in Los Angeles in 1991. His work has been influenced by ‘genus-loci’, and how architecture can/should respond … Read More
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ELEMENTAL is a Do Tank. Our field of action is the city. ELEMENTAL is a partner of Universidad Católica and Chilean Oil Company COPEC. Its focus is the design and implementation of urban projects of public interest and social impact. If there is any agreement in … Read More
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Gehry Partners
Our design for the MIR two-family home began with the initial community feedback meeting and a study of the local typologies and proposed program. Of the components of local vernacular, the majority of the community expressed a desire for quality outdoor space, especially the garden. Starting … Read More
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GRAFT was established in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Kruckeberg and Wolfram Putz. Thomas Willemeit joined the firm in 2001 and opened an office in Berlin, Germany the same year. In 2005, Gregor Hoheisel, who had been partner in Los Angeles in 2000 to … Read More
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Kappe Architects/Planners
Ray Kappe, FAIA is an internationally recognized and published architect-planner-educator who has practiced architecture in Los Angeles since 1953. His much awarded and published work is considered to be an extension of the early Southern California master architects, Wright, Schindler and Neutra. He is well known … Read More

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Rebuilding A Community
Make It Right is part of the broader rebuilding effort in New Orleans. We’re working with the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and other nonprofits to build the affordable housing, infrastructure and amenities key to bringing families home. Right now, acclaimed architect Frank Gehry who developed a duplex design for Make It Right, is working on another affordable housing project in New Orleans.
Graft Atelier Hitoshi Eskew
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Thumbnail Architecture in Times of Need: Make It Right Rebuilding New Orleans‚ Lower Ninth Ward
The first book to document the progress of the Make It Right Foundation‚ efforts to rebuild in New Orleans‚ Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina is now available. Read More
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