Aug 11, 2012
Make it Right's New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification Read more: Make it Right's New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The FLOAT House, designed by Morphosis for Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, is a housing solution for the floodwater-prone regions around the world. Optimized for efficient mass-production, the home is a culturally, economically, and environmentally responsible structure designed to break free from its moorings and rise to a height of twelve feet in the event of flooding. The two bedroom, 945 square feet model was first introduced in 2009, and as it continues to grow in popularity it is now on track for a LEED Platinum rating with a net-zero annual energy consumption.
Posted by Rob Fleming