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Brad Pitt in Architectural Digest

Brad Pitt's Got Architectural Digest Covered

Brad Pitt's been spotted on many a magazine cover for his latest movies and tabloid-famous family, but now the star graces the cover of the January issue of Architectural Digest. The star with a passion for architecture who's contributed eco designs for Dubai and worked with Global Green on affordable housing is making the leap to the shelter magazine world. Pitt shares the cover with one of the 150 eco-friendly homes in New Orleans that he is helping to sponsor and build through his Make It Right Foundation.


To find out more about Make It Right, as well as to see images of some of the homes that have been constructed,

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86 of 150 affordable environmentally sound houses have been sponsored and/or built since last December, and the rest of the homes will be finished over the next year. Pitt pledged to match $5 million in contributions to the project, as did Steve Bing, the philanthropist, and nine architecture firms have donated their services to the cause.

The houses are being built using Cradle to Cradle Certification, which means that every building material and component in the house can either be biodegraded or recycled. Some products used in the homes include EcoWorx Performance Broadloom carpet, which, unlike most carpet, can be collected and recycled. Homes also use TimberSIL wood treatment, which replaces the hazardous copper, chromium, and arsenic-based preservatives, as well as Earthtex fabric, which is a no-VOC product that is 100-percent recyclable.

In the Architectural Digest article Pitt is quoted as saying, "You have no idea what a high it is for me to see the delight on people's faces when they see how these homes work . . . This project is not mine anymore. It's so beyond me."


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flyingroo flyingroo 7 years
I wonder how affordable they are indeed. No mention of pricing.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
A great idea.
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 7 years
That's awesome.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 7 years
And the green solution is exciting for a lot of these families too since it saves them so much money on lower water and electricity bills. And all of the mortgages are prorated to fit each families economic needs and are forgivable... they are working with insurance companies and using the charity money to subsidize gaps. It is really a great program.. you get a house worth 150,000 or more for a lot less, a home that you chose the design of and is good for the environment and safer than what you had before. It is really an interesting project.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 7 years
All of the homes were designed with the express idea that it would flood again and higher than it did during Katrina. Also that they had to withstand hurricane force winds. He had architects involved from other parts of the world that have troubleshot flooding issues and found design solutions (including the one design house that then "floats" up its support beams to keep the house from flooding). It will actually be interesting to see how they will withstand the next flood while also being recycled materials and green (solar panels and tankless water heaters(I WANT!!),etc...
Cinquettacubina2 Cinquettacubina2 7 years
Wow, it's just freaking impossible for someone not to be negative about anothers situation when it's not them walking in their kicks. Ok, move them to higher ground since they're to stupid to know better. How about sending them all a check and a truck and a hill high up and far away. Damn.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
Oh yeah!Since they rise along with the water level.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
Well maybe the stilts will help.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
What sucks is the location of those houses, people just don't seem to get that New Orleans is below sea level and another flooding would probably destroy it yet again.
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