4. Alligator House
Architect: Building Studio
Location: New Orleans
Building Studio, an architectural firm in New Orleans, battles the issue of design led affordable housing with their Alligator House. Running shotgun-style, the home boasts two bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. Despite sitting on a narrow lot, the Alligator House manages light and airy space... and keeps to neighborhood tradition of having a fine front stoop.
Unquestionably the coolest affordable housing design we saw in 2011.