‘Provocative’ RIG eco-lodge designed to conserve Louisiana’s vanishing marshes

The Louisiana Coastal Marsh vanishes by a football field every hour. The heavily exploited area is also an incredibly productive ecosystem local groups – and even oil and gas companies – are now trying to save. Architect Robert Obier, who was raised in Louisiana, designed a facility where people could come to the marsh and not only experience the environment, but help preserve it. His provocative design, so reminiscent of an offshore oil rig, caught our attention, and Inhabitat spoke with Obier to…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/provocative-rig-eco-lodge-built-to-conserve-louisianas-vanishing-marshes
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