Since it was launched in 2007 to help rebuild the flood-ruined lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation has been able to build 86 homes for displaced residents, including ones by starchitects David Adjaye and Shigeru Ban.
A duplex designed by Frank Gehry, another of the 21 architects enlisted by Pitt, has just been completed. Designing something that would sit well in a family neighborhood proved to be an interesting challenge for the architect. He said: “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.” It is Gehry's first home in Louisiana and one of only 22 Gehry houses in the US.
Image: Frank Gehry's Duplex for the Make it Right Foundation