1, 2, 3, SOLEIL!
Spring 2019 Housing Studio, Professor Carrie Norman, Tulane University



Brief: A group of 3 home owners in the Garden district of New Orleans
decide to build a denser city block.
The ground floor is intended to create a civic node
in a largely residential neighborhood.



Material explorations inspired by the adjacent electricity plant and cemetery begin to formulate a denser brick and plaster, punctured by windows and light filled alleys.

Three apartment types are created, from studios to 1-3 bedroom duplexes, allowing for sectional interactions in flat surroundings, even for single owners or couples.

Apartments look onto more private and plant-filled courtyards while enjoying close access to more public neighborhood parks and amenities.











plaster facade trials

graphite + native plants (dipped)



cadmium + burnt sienna (polished)

graphite + cadmium (flickered)
graphite + native flowers (aerated)


burnt sienna + cadmium + dried roses

native plants + cadmium




site models

laser etched museumboard + acrylic
3d printed housing types rubbed with sepia pastel





water retention







shared courtyard










two-bedroom duplex








one-bedroom duplex