architecture and design

Hands On New Orleans Bunk House

Asked to design a new home for Hands On New Orleans’ office and bunk house operations for fundraising, the project sought to give both program elements their own definition while allowing them to share in the peaceful qualities of the large site.

The buildings created parallel each other on the long tapering site with the office fronting the main street of Washington Ave. and the bunk house fronting the opposite direction opening to the parking lot to allow for bus loading and unloading for volunteers on a daily basis.

The form of both buildings was developed in response to the multitude of programmatic elements asked to be fitted in each. The design seeks to give each element its own bar that is then shifted back and forth in an attempt to dissolve the line between interior and exterior space.

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