Dunsen Memorial Greenhouse

The Dunsen Memorial Greenhouse design for the Lower 9th Ward in NOLA submitted for the Chase competition was proposed to provide fresh vegetables to the area most ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. The greenhouse is meant to house starter plants, which are then transferred to nearby neighborhood gardens. The design changes seasonally to accommodate humidity and temperature changes and requires little maintenance. The changes are made by swinging open or shutting the walls of the enclosed space via a pulley. All materials used are all locally sourced and it was built and maintained using volunteer labor after Katrina. Construction began the following year overseen by myself and a peer.

Site Plan –

Initial Site Photographs –

Seasonal Changes Diagram –

Roof Detail –


3D Model Renderings –


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