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Charity to build affordable homes on one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

To mark the one-year anniversary of the terrible consequences of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Architecture for Humanity has revealed details of six concept housing projects that will be built in the affected area.

The charity - which is run by British architect Cameron Sinclair (pictured) - is aiming to create model homes with the initiative.

The hardest challenge of the brief was to meet strict new building codes produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The six schemes that will be built were whittled down from 12 projects originally drawn up.

They will be constructed in the hurricane-hit town of Biloxi, Mississippi, and will attempt to prove that it is possible to produce homes that meet these regulations and remain affordable.

To see the proposed project and more details of the extraordinary initiative, visit www.architectureforhumanity.org.

Construction of the homes is hoped to start in the first half of next year.

by Ed Dorrell

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