Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, which provides homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans' 9th Ward, recently revealed its newest model, designed by Frank Gehry. More
Gehry's duplex is one of only 22 homes in the US designed by the architect and the first in Louisiana. We here at Great Spaces love the simplicity of the design and the effortless way Gehry has integrated its sustainability. The home achieved LEED platinum certification and includes a roof deck shaded by solar panels, myriad recycled or recyclable building materials and numerous energy-efficient alternatives to traditional elements, such as tankless water heaters and metal roofs designed to absorb less heat. Make It Right's executive director, Tom Darden, said "Frank's work proves that beautiful, elegant, ground-breaking designs can go hand-in-hand with the practical needs and culture of a community." We couldn't agree more.
Check out the writeup on Archinect for specs and more!