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Inhabitat recently had a chance to check out the prefab, hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient (and very lime-green!) Sunshower SSIP home with our own eyes in New Orleans, Louisiana. Designed by Tulane University Architecture Professor Judith Kinnard and Assistant
 
Inhabitat recently had a chance to check out the prefab, hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient (and very lime-green!) Sunshower SSIP home with our own eyes in New Orleans, Louisiana. Designed by Tulane University Architecture Professor Judith Kinnard and Assistant Professor Tiffany Lin, the home was the winner of the New Orleans Sustainable Design Competition held by Sustainable Building Company REOSE. REOSE work with Steel Structured Insulated Panes (SSIPs), a material more commonly used in commercial cold storage, to construct homes which can withstand winds of at least 160mph. The company challenged eight architects in the New Orleans area to design a home using a set array of building materials, all of which can fit in a shipping container and be purchased for under $100,000. REOSE hopes that these container-held pre-fab houses will provide eco-friendly, weather-resistant emergency housing in areas hard hit by hurricanes while also providing a durable, efficient solution for mass global housing needs.

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