Friday, September 22, 2006
People's Design Award
A vote for the Katrina Cottage is more than a vote for a cute little cottage. The Katrina Cottage came out of the Mississippi Renewal charrette in response to many problems: the abysmal quality of the trailers supplied by FEMA at greater cost; a need for a sustainable response to FEMA's throw away solution; to help the hundreds of thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and Louisiana.
FEMA's "temporary" trailers are still scattered across Southern Florida, FOURTEEN years after Hurricane Andrew. The Katrina Cottages provide a more permanent, dignified and humane solution.
Marianne's cottage, manufactured by Lowe's, is pictured above. It is one of a whole range of cottages designed for different situations and regions coming to production in the next few months. I hope to design one specifically for New Orleans.
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Tracked on Oct 19, 2006 8:44:34 PM
I agree, looks much nicer than a trailer.
Posted by: Frank at Sep 26, 2006 2:45:17 PM
And the nice thing is that it fits in well with the indigenous architecture. I remember seeing hundreds of little houses much like this scattered all across the bayous of southern Louisiana.
Posted by: Bernadette at Oct 13, 2006 9:26:26 AM