Hot or Not? Marjetica Potrč’s Post-Katrina Shotgun Houses

Hot or Not? Marjetica Potrč’s Post-Katrina Shotgun Houses

Stephanie Kinnear
Oct 27, 2008

According to Wikipedia, shotgun style houses were the "most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the Civil War (1861–65), through to the 1920s." They're simple and small and artist Marjetica Potrč, along with sustainable design firm Futureproof, wants to bring them back to New Orleans as another possible housing solution for those still suffering after Katrina.

More info, another image, and survey after the jump.

Marjetica Potrč's prototype also includes opportunities for solar power and rainwater catchment. We're fascinated by the sculptural pillars, which are apparently meant to symbolize the people of New Orleans as the strength that will rebuild the city.

What do you think?

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