New Orleans Blueprints by Brad Pitt Architecture Foundation

New Orleans Blueprints by Brad Pitt Architecture Foundation

The idea of reconstructing 150 houses after Hurricane Katrina was both challenging and difficult at the same time. However Brad Pitt (yes, THAT Brad Pitt) teamed with 14 architecture companies and decided to put their contributions by working on the Make It Right (MIR) project to release 14 new home designs at New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. Working together with a ‘green’ design expert, William McDonough, MIR Project serves New Orleans’s public needs by harmonizing natural and modern contemporary architecture.

Those designs were all innovative in their own way, all conveying a sustainable way of living. Thom Mayne designed a house that would float during floods. James Timberlake designed a house with vines climbing up its walls to provide the house with breezy shade. “Talk to the people who’ve lived there and have raised their kids there. People are needing to get back in their homes,” Pitt said. – via


  • Bob July 10, 2009 at 12:40 PMLogin to Reply →

    While this is all well and good, and awfully big of Brad and his foundation, how will the folks who lost their homes in New Orleans going to afford to build these beautiful homes? Most of the people who lost homes aren’t going to be able to afford the landscaping portrayed, let alone the homes themselves. Or are Brad and Angelina going to pay for the homes?

  • Julie Kraft September 16, 2009 at 17:36 PMLogin to Reply →

    These are nice but why have house design that are not in keeping with the uniqueness of the home in old New Orleans. These house are not New Orleans. I have been concerned with people come from other parts of the country and changing the French and Spanish influence in the homes here. Yes there are other styles here already. But a lot of the home that made New Orleans different were lost. With these home it will mean that New Orleans will have a California look instead of a Louisiana.
    Why not come up with plans more in keeping with the history of New Orleans.

  • Marcus Fillion January 27, 2015 at 23:15 PMLogin to Reply →

    I agree with Julie. The blueprints are beautiful, but they don’t match the rest of New Orleans. It is incredible how technology has changed blueprints. Everything can be done in multiple dimensions and online these days. I can’t believe people used to write things out.