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GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM
Posted By Sarah Rich On August 20, 2006 @ 8:36 am In Architecture,Green Building,Green Design Competitions | 4 Comments
In the year since hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast , we’ve seen every approach  and proposal  under the sun for rebuilding. Competitions  and charettes and forums  and of course the notorious celebrity rescue squads. It’s good to see this much movement in all its forms, but it’s best to see real work happening on the ground. Architecture for Humanity  just launched the Biloxi Model Home Program , and it’s all about getting real.
According to the press release: “The pilot program is unique in that it offers families the opportunity to work one on one with architects and design professionals giving them access to expertise and design talent.” This expertise and design talent showed itself through an initial round of twelve architectural firms who developed proposals for the Model Home Program. Of those twelve, five final teams will be selected to implement their designs in Biloxi in early 2007.
All of the concepts utilize “the latest in materials research, disaster mitigation and sustainable building techniques,” says AFH, “We see this as an opportunity for architects to help set the bar for new construction in the area.”
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/08/20/gulf-coast-model-home-program/
 hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/09/01/hurricane-disaster-relief/
 approach : http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/04/06/katrina-cottage-follow-up/
 proposal: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/04/04/newer-orleans/
 Competitions: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/01/07/competition-designing-the-future-of-new-orleans/
 charettes and forums: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/10/21/mississippi-renewal-forum/
 Architecture for Humanity: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org
 Biloxi Model Home Program: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/programs/modelhomes/press.htm
 AFH: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/09/04/architecture-for-humanity/
 Biloxi Model Home Program: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/programs/modelhomes/index.html
 changing climate: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/09/18/apocalypse-now/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/220133578/
 See all 12 proposals here >: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/programs/modelhomes/architects.htm
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