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PROPUESTA DE DISEO ECOLGICO DE UNA CASA

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SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

BULDING ELEVATIONS

10 FT.

SCALE 1/8 = 10

3 M.

POSSIBLE SOLAR
PANEL LOCATION
WOOD FRAMING

THERMAL MASS WALL


SYSTEM AND WOOD
FRAMED ROOF

A-A

ACCESS HATCH
7

B-B

C-C

MAKE IT

BULDING SECTIONS

roof
overhang

property
line

SCALE 1/8 = 10

10 FT.
3 M.

1.
2.
3.
4.

cistern
living/dining room
kitchen
bathroom

5. utility room
6. bedroom
7. attic

RI GHT

REDE VE LOPM EN T FOR THE LOWER 9TH WARD


optional
handicap lift

setbacks

street

(13-6x9-3)

(12x9-3)

30

2
1
5

setbacks

(26x15-5)

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IDENTIFIABLE VERNACULAR
The form of the building is a response to the New Orleans area climate
while respecting local culture and architectural traditions. The design
utilizes natural ventilation, controlled day-lighting, high ceilings with fans,
shading devices, and thermal mass in the same manner as traditional
New Orleans architecture. These building concepts work together to
provide a comfortable environment for the homeowners while reducing
reliance on mechanical air conditioning and energy consumption.
The oor plan is based on a modied shotgun with a linear transition
of spaces from outdoor to indoor and public to private while being
adapted to modern living with a hallway. A generous front stoop and
porch is a key element in the re-establishment of the vitality of the
community.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

2 BEDROOM: 1000 SQUARE FEET

optional
handicap lift

(MASTER BEDROOM SUITE OPTION AVAILABLE)

property
line

roof
overhang

The building seeks to be a model for sustainable living by incorporating


solar panels, plumbing and air conditioning systems that reduce water
and power usage, a cistern that collects rainwater from the roof for
non-drinking water use, and permeable paving to reduce storm water
run-off. Additionally, building products were chosen that are locally
available, non-toxic, contain recycled content, and are produced by
environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.

setbacks

street

(9-6x11)

(11x11)

30

6
(12-8x11)

2
1

(27x15-5)

REBUILD SMART
The design promotes long-lasting value to the homeowner by
incorporating materials and systems that are durable, lowmaintenance, and contribute to lowering utility bills. The design also
features common construction techniques making it affordable and
allowing it to be built with local resources. The structure includes
provisions to handle local weather events by being raised ve feet
above the ground, the incorporation of impact resistant windows,
and the design of an attic for storage and emergency refuge with an
elevated means of escape.

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setbacks

3 BEDROOM: 1250 SQUARE FEET

FLOOR PLANS
SCALE 1/8 = 10

10 FT.
3 M.

1.
2.
3.
4.

covered porch
living/dining room
kitchen
bathroom

5. utility room
6. bedroom
7. attic

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WEST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

SOUTH

NORTH

Daylighting:
North facing windows allow abundant
indorect daylight while limiting heat gain.

Ceiling Fans:
Circulate air flow

Stack-Ventilation:
High ceilings and operable awning
clerestories allow hot air to rise and
vent to exterior.

Limited Number of South Facing Aperatures:


Louvered shutters limit amount of solar heat
gain and allow for cross ventilation.

Cross-Ventilation:
Longitudinal hallway pulls
east-west breezes through house.
Double Hung Windows:
Allow cool air to enter from below.

Thermal Mass Wall and Roof System:


Highly insulated wall and roof facing South
blocks sun from directly heating interior
spaces.

Raised Structure:
Allow air to circulate under the building

SUMMER

SOUTH

NORTH

Ceiling Fans:
Pushes warm air down.

North Facing Awning Clerestories:


Closed position prohibits warm air
from escaping while allowing daylight
to penetrate deeply into space.

Thermal Mass Wall and Roof System:


Material's thickness absorbs sun's heat
during the day and releases it during the
cooler night.

CLIMATICALLY APPROPRIATE LANDSCAPING REQUIRES


LESS MAINTENANCE AND CONTRIBUTES TO PASSIVE
CLIMATE CONTROL STRATEGIES

Double Hung Windows:


Double pane, Low-E compositions
provides thermal insulation.

WINTER

SOLAR POWERED HOT WATER HEATER (POTABLE WATER)

RECYCLING AND COMPOSITING CENTER

SOUTH-FACING PHOTO VOLTAIC PANELS ON


ROOF FOR NET METERING
HIGHLY ENERGY EFFICIENT MECHANICAL
SYSTEM COUPLED WITH NATURAL VENTILATION
STRATEGIES
NATURAL DAYLIGHTING REDUCES
RELIANCE ON ELECTRIC LIGHTING

ATTIC: storage and emergency refuge

HATCH: elevated means of escape

DURABLE MATERIALS WITHSTAND CLIMATIC


CONDITIONS FOR LOW-MAINTENANCE, LONGLASTING VALUE

DEEP OVERHANGS REDUCE


HEAT GAIN AND PROVIDE
SHELTERED OUTDOOR SPACES

STRUCTURE: designed
to withstand 130mph
wind zone

PERMEABLE PAVING SURFACES FOR


STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

WELL INSULATED AND SEALED ENVELOPE


OPTIMIZES MECHANICAL SYSTEM USAGE FOR
ENERGY CONSERVATION

LOW WATER USE PLUMBING FIXTURES

RAINWATER CISTERN STORES WATER COLLECTED


FROM ROOF FOR NON-POTABLE USES

SUSTAINABLE ELEMENTS

ENERGY STAR RATED APPLIANCES

MATERIALS CHOSEN THAT ARE NOT DETRIMENTAL


TO HEALTH; WASTE REDUCED THROUGH EFFICIENT
USE OF LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS WITH
RECYCLED CONTENT

FLOOD PREVENTION: house raised 5 feet


water/vapor barrier on underside of oor
paperless drywall for lower portions

outdoor living

utility wall
(efciency = cost savings)

private
public

MODIFIED SHOTGUN:
linear progression of
spaces adapted to
modern living with
hallway
outdoor living
(fosters sense
of community)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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