Dry-in house is a mass customized affordable housing system proposed for the reconstruction of New Orleans. The dry-in house gets the owner back to their home site quickly while providing the infrastructure an occupant needs (shelter, water, electricity). The owner is supplied with an inhabitable shell that is customizable before it is fabricated as well as onsite as the project is “fitted out” over time. The keyconcept is to allow families to participate in the design of their customized homes and to get these people back to their home sites as quickly as possible and to give them the opportunity to finish and further customize their home over time. The project addresses inefficiencies and redundancies in emergency housing currently provided by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Primarily, the dry-in house, as its name implies, provides a timely dried-in space which doubles as a customized infrastructure for the reconstruction of homes and neighborhoods.
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2010 exhibited at “Recent Gulf Coast Projects” 98th ACSA Annual Meeting Rebuilding – National Mall, Washington D.C. in a tour of recent important coastal projects built in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
2009 featured in 1000 tips by 100 architects Rockport Publisher. / Edited by Sergi Costa Duran.
2007 featured in ID Annual Design Review
2007 featured on WYFF News 4 Greenville, South Carolina
2007 Honorable Mention – ID Magazine 53rd Annual Design Review. New York, New York
2006 selected and exhibited at the Venice Biennale – Cities, Architecture and Society, Venice, Italy
2006 part of the Searching for Resilient Foundations: The Gulf Coast after Katrina Urban Research
2006 featured on Fox Carolina News
Collaborator: Doug Hecker
Team: credits coming