Make it Right

I knew of Brad Pitt’s campaign “Make It Right” in New Orleans, but it wasn’t until today that I actually viewed the architectural renderings.

According to the Make It Right website, “former residents of the Lower 9th Ward, the approach to new home design began directly with the homeowners themselves. Because local cultural influences gave rise to the pre-Katrina architecture so emblematic of the area, preserving that identity remains vital in reclaiming the spirit of the neighborhood. MIR’s goal is to join the history of this tradition with creative new architectural solutions mindful of environmental and personal safety concerns in order to encourage both the evolution of aesthetic distinctiveness and the conscientious awareness of natural surroundings.”

There are definitely some unique ideas.  I viewed all of the plans, and I noticed that most, if not all, are elevated in some way.  I would love to know more about the materials being used in the construction, as well.

Click here to learn more about how you can support Pitt’s efforts to rebuild New Orleans’ 9th Ward.


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