The architecture is creative. Check it out.
In December 2007, when Brad Pitt conceived his plan to rebuild part of the flood-ruined Lower 9th Ward, he had the future in mind.
The challenge to the architects he invited to contribute to the project was daunting. They were asked to base their work on traditional New Orleans typologies – the “shotgun” single family home, and the “duplex,” a multi-family home. They were asked to make the homes green, affordable, and durable enough to weather the storms to come. They were expected to design homes that would be built using materials inspired by Cradle to CradleTM thinking and verified to be non-toxic and reusable. And finally, they were asked to design homes that were aesthetically-advanced.