Through work in New Orleans with his Make It Right Foundation, Brad Pitt is trying to make a difference by bringing together architects, residents and community leaders to create guidelines for rebuilding. Their goal is to make new homes that are affordable while incorporating green technology, sustainable design and being adaptable to survive the unpredictable weather of New Orleans.
For all his efforts he’ll be gracing the cover of the January ‘09 Architectural Digest.
With 150 homes ready to be completed, the dogooding actor and his foundation hope to bring back the Lower 9th Ward and use that model for other areas around the world. “We’ve cracked something here…these houses redefine affordable housing…this is a proving ground for a bigger idea that could work globally,” he tells the magazine. “This project is not mine anymore. It’s so beyond me.”
Look for the full article in the January ‘09 issue of Architectural Digest.