The "Alligator House" is a new home built in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. Named for its front porch and awning resembling the gaping mouth of Louisiana's State Reptile, the modern home is an effiicient and budget-conscious use of 960 square feet — it manages to fit 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in this new interpretation of a "shotgun" style home that takes full advantage of the long and narrow lot.Designed by New Orleans based architecture and design firm buildingstudio, the project was financed largely by a client of buildingstudio who wished to support the creation of an affordable home for a Katrina refugee.
The project was largely a real-world study in affordable construction strategies and the post on ArchDaily includes architectural drawings and a fantastic list of resources. Check it out: ArchDaily | Alligator / buildingstudio.
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