Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation Completes Its First Frank Gehry-Designed Home In New Orleans

“LEED Platinum certification is too often reserved for the wealthy, but Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation reminds us that sustainability needn’t be prohibitively expensive. Look no further than the recently completed duplex in New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward. It’s the first Make It Right home by Gehry, one of 21 local and international architects recruited by Pitt as part of his effort to build 150 houses in the neighborhood, which was among those hardest hit in Hurricane Katrina.

The 1,780-square-foot duplex includes a three-bedroom, two-bathroom front house and a one-bedroom, one-bath rear house, as well as a host of impressive features [including] a rooftop patio covered with a waterproof solar canopy…

The rooftop patio on the Frank Gehry home covered with a waterproof solar canopy.

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