4.144 Architectural Design, Level II: New Orleans Studio

As taught in: Spring 2006

Satellite imagery showing flooding in New Orleans.

The extent of flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is shown in this satellite image. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Jan Wampler

Course Features

Course Description

The project for this studio is to design a demonstration project for a site near the French Quarter in New Orleans. The objectives of the project are the following:

  1. To design more intense housing, community, educational and commercial facilities in four to six story buildings.
  2. To explore the "space between" buildings as a way of designing and shaping objects.
  3. To design at three scales - dwelling, cluster and overall.
  4. To design dwellings where the owners may be able to help build and gain a skill for employment.
  5. To provide/design facilities that can help the residents to gain education and skills.