Pitt-Friendly Lawrence Scarpa Builds ‘Solar Umbrella Residence’

One of the benefits of Alissa leaving UnBeige, besides getting back our keys to the company car, is that she’s now sending us some of the stories she finds interesting, instead of hording them away in her top secret, password-protected LiveJournal diary. So we thank her for sharing with us this batch of information and the video below about Lawrence Scarpa‘s update and expansion of Paul Rudolph‘s ideas for the original Umbrella House, building his own larger creation on top of a small bungalow, with the name, “The Solar Umbrella Residence.” Beyond just the interesting story in and of itself, you might also recall that Scarpa owns one of the firms responsible for working on Brad Pitt’s Make It Right program in New Orleans. Here’s the video: