The work of Ammar Eloueini, Professor of Architecture at Tulane School of Architecture, is featured in the May 2019 issue of ARCHITECT magazine. J-House, designed and constructed through Eloueini's private practice AEDS I Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio in New Orleans. Below is an excerpt from the magazine piece, which features images of the interior and exterior, elevations, floor plans, as well as background inspiration and specs on the house.
What do you get when you cross a New Orleans shotgun house with a loft and lift the whole thing above the flood plain? If you have a powerful computer, a clever engineer, and happen to be as good an architect as Ammar Eloueini, AIA, the result could be the J-House: an elegantly twisted steel-and-wood structure that rises out of a standard lot to catch the breeze, offer views of its surroundings, and provide refuge from the potential of rising floodwaters.
For the full story and photos and plans of J-House, click here.