Famous architect creates a sustainable home for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, commissioned award-winning architect Frank Gehry to design a house for a community in most need of a home. The first of the homes was revealed last week, situated in New Orlean’s Lower 9th Ward. The neighborhood as the most affected by the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.
The completed building complies to LEED Platinum certification standards, making the house sustainable and affordable to live in. The duplex design includes 1780 square feet of living space, including a waterproof solar canopy roof terrace, open interior, exterior staircases, and large windows letting in natural light.
Frank Gehry commented that:
I really believe in what Brad is doing for the community and was honored to be included. I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in and one that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans. I love the colors that the homeowner chose. I could not have done it better.
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Photos courtesy of Archinect