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* Residential Architecture: Duplex by Frank Gehry for Make it Right

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Duplex by Frank Gehry for Make it Right: “..Architect Frank Gehry has completed his first building for Make It Right, the charity founded by Brad Pitt to rehouse families made homeless in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005..Designed to be both sustainable and affordable, the two-storey building contains a three bedroom residence at the front and a single bedroom home at the back..A canopy of solar panels provides power for the building and also shelters two terraces on the roof..Fibre cement boards provide a damage-resistant exterior cladding and are painted in different colours to identify each home..“I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in,” said Frank Gehry. “One that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans.”..Pitt founded the charity back in 2006 with an aim to build over 150 homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans and has enlisted a host of architects to help, including Morphosis, Pugh + Scarpa and David Adjaye..  LEED Platinum, solar energy, sustainability; social and vernacular sensibility, roof terraces..

See some of our other posts on Frank Gehry:

image: Chad Chenier/Make It Right; article: Dezeen

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