“USEarchitecture” is part of the MEDIAM collaborative for the submission of the project “WHY house” in the “designbymany” challenge “Passive House for New Orleans”.
If you want to vote for the “WHY house” in order to help it continue to the next phase, follow the link WHY house. You need to first sign up and an one time log in password will be emailed to you. You can then enter the challenge from this link and vote for us!!!
The project’s main objective was to provide New Orleans with a revised housing typology, which would respond at the same time to the weather conditions of the area and the living habits of the locals. The geometry of the building was evolved based on environmental criteria and taking into consideration the “Catrina” hurricane threat. Passive heating and cooling systems have been studied in detail, while mechanical systems or renewable are considered as secondary supportive systems and thus the design is providing the necessary space for them.