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3rd URBANbuild House Almost Complete

Just last January, The Tulane School of Architecture broke ground on their 3rd URBANbuild house. Now, barely 5 months—5 months!—later, the new home is almost complete and it’s their best one yet. Designed by students over the course of a semester, each URBANbuild house has been an investigation into a new building technique, with this most recent home utilizing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).

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URBANbuild Breaks Ground on New House

>Last Month students at Tulane University School of Architecture broke ground on their fourth URBANbuild house. Each house explores a different structural systems, with this newest design utilizing structural insulated panels. Says program director Byron Mouton, “It is about giving students the opportunity to learn while giving neighborhoods other examples for living.” URBANbuild has partnered with local nonprofit, Neighborhood Housing Services, to find a homeowner for the new house, which is scheduled to be completed this May. As a design and construction program geared towards building affordable homes in inner city neighborhoods, URBANbuild is becoming the urban analogue to Auburn University’s Rural Studio. And with so many people still in need of homes, it couldn’t come at a better time.Previous URBANbuild homes:[GREENbuild studio – prefabricated modules][1930 Dumaine – wood frame construction][2826 Dryades – metal frame construction]· House No. 3 Rises for URBANbuild [New Wave]· Architecture School: as seen on TV [Life Without Buildings]· Modern in New Orleans [Old School LWB]