A farm where they grow houses. . .

The Atlantic today published one of the best articles i’ve read on the rebuilding effort and residential development in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Read the article here.

 

One of the Holy Cross homes, developed by Global Green

One of the Holy Cross homes, developed by Global Green

It portrays a down-to-earth view of where things are at and the organizations doing their best to make recovery happen by talking about 5 new houses and the stories behind their design and construction. The article is only a little bit about Brad Pitt, but mostly tells other stories, which is refreshing while still giving kudos where its due.

 

The third prototype design and built by students at the Tulane School of Architecture

The third prototype design and built by students at the Tulane School of Architecture

The article also chronicles Tulane University students engaged in the URBANbuild program. If you haven’t seen the series ‘Architecture School’ that was aired on the Sundance Channel last fall, it gives a great idea of this same New Orleanian Design problem and what its like to attend design school.

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