Alligator House : Affordable Abode in New Orleans

The spectacular “Alligator House” comes from buildingstudio, a team with an impressive portfolio from LA. Its design really stands out, as the facade resembles the shape of an alligator head. The place was built in order to help some of the Katrina refugees. Here is a specialized description from the architects: “This 13-ft. wide home is based on a common typology in the New Orleans area: the “Single”, meaning a one-family shotgun residence designed to fit the long narrow lots typical in the City. Metal grate steps stretch across the front of the house for casual sitting while visiting with neighbors.

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