Aero House

Categories: live research unbuilt

location: New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
date: 2008
m2: 300
euroM2: 3200

contact: edayetis@urbanfuture.org

description:
As the world’s oceans warm due to global warming, the frequency and severity of hurricanes is set to increase. In vulnerable parts of the world like New Orleans, USA, there is a need for a new type of house that can withstand the forces of the hurricane; that can adapt to new living conditions. The aerodynamic shotgun house is raised above the ground to limit exposure to flooding, and shaped to maximize wind flow. The bone-like external skeleton gives the surface of the house a dimpled effect, further reducing the wind drag effect. The skin is structural (semi-stressed skin) in order to prevent deformation of the aerodynamic surface. The building is constructed from plastics ; fiber glass, and takes advantage of the mass production and customization technologies of the manufacturing industry.

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