Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Organization Releases New Housing Designs


Staying on celebrities for a minute, Architectural Digest cover model, Brad Pitt, has released a slew of new house designs for his Make It Right project which builds houses to replace those damaged or destroyed by the flooding in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina debacle (you might recall our post from a few years ago about the first round). Each of the new designs were created by 14 different firms ranging from Gehry Partners to a collaborator of Make It Right’s from the start, William McDonough + Partners. There’s information about each of the plans available on the project’s site (though most of the firms just provide their bios, a few of links have information about the actual plans you’re looking at), as well as a handful of photos and downloadable renderings and plans, to give you a closer look. Here’s a quick description of the new buildings from over at Architectural Record:

Most of the new designs feature pared-down geometries that harmonize with traditional regional expression. Exceptions, such as the schematics created by buildingstudio and Graft, another longtime friend of MIR, take on a sleeker appearance, while MVRDV‘s splayed houses and the angular asymmetry of Pugh + Scarpa‘s design are more exuberant. For the most part, the designs sport flexible floor plans, forge a close relationship with street life, and integrate outdoor and landscaped spaces with architecture.