Mirproject

If this project doesn't exhibit the power of celebrity, I don't know what does.  Brad Pitt has been able to bring serious innovation to the Lower Ninth Ward — this cool concept is becoming a serious reality.  The Make It Right Project involves some of the most talented architects in the country, and they're building low-income, high-design, sustainable homes.  It's incredible.


The homes you see below present a new picture of the American Dream.  It's green and looks good.  It's built in response to the environment, not in the face of the environment.  It facilitates the community, too.  There are 13 home designs for 150 total homes.  You can sponsor a home for $150,000.  As much as we'd like to sponsor an entire home in the name of Jetson Green, I'm going to just donate some personally.  Maybe some day this blog will get to that point.  I've included images of the designs for you viewing pleasure (click the firm name for background and more images).  Any favorites?

Adjaye

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Kieran

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Billes

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Shigeru

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Concordia

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Pughscarpa

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Constructs

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Mvrdv

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Bnim

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Eskew

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Morphosis

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Trahan

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Graft

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Other Good Links:
++Brad Pitt to Make It Right with 150 Affordable, Sustainable Homes
++Brad Pitt's Hypnotic, Green Holy Cross Project