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los angeles-based architect frank gehry has designed a home for the make it right foundation in the lower 9th ward of new orleans, louisiana. the 1,780 square foot duplex features rooftop terraces shaded with a waterproof canopy of solar panels which generate clean energy for the site. two-toned with teacup rose and lily lilac, the exterior is clad with a siding of fiber cement boards to resist cracking, rot, termites and weather damage for a span of 50 years. the framing lumber which elevates and frames the structures is treated to repel moisture, fungus, wood rot and insects. 26 gauge metal roofs require protecting the lower level porches require little maintenance while minimizing solar gain and needs to cool the dwelling.

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