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This Just In: Brad Pitt's Eco Designs For Dubai

This Just In: Brad Pitt's Eco Designs For Dubai

It seems as if the Jolie-Pitt family must thrive on activity. Between settling into a French mansion, preparing for the birth of his twins, and various public appearances, charity work, and acting roles, Brad Pitt is, according to People, designing a green hotel in Dubai.

Green building and Brad Pitt are certainly no strangers. He helped build green housing in NOLA and also narrated a PBS series on green design, among many other green-related projects.

"Selecting this development as my first major construction project has been a simple decision," said Pitt. "It will underpin not only my values for environmentally-friendly architecture, but also embrace my career in entertainment."

Apparently, plans for the resort will be revealed over the next few months. While I'm pleased that Dubai has adopted a green building code, the fact remains that Dubai itself is essentially an unsustainable place to build. However, green building is the best type of construction to pursue in an area, such as Dubai, which is lacking natural resources. Regardless of the building controversy surrounding Dubai in general, I'd be thrilled to stay in a Pitt-designed hotel. Would you?

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princess-s princess-s 8 years
None of the great buildings in Dubai are owned by "designers"!!! They hire architects to complete the constructions docs and make sure that the building is designed to the owners design wishes!As an architect you could not afford to do this...... do not ever think Brad is trying to lower his status to that of an architect!
princess-s princess-s 8 years
None of the great buildings in Dubai are owned by "designers"!!! They hire architects to complete the constructions docs and make sure that the building is designed to the owners design wishes! As an architect you could not afford to do this...... do not ever think Brad is trying to lower his status to that of an architect!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i think i agree with what elia1978 said - he isn't a designer!
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Yeah, I blogged about this.This makes me angry. The guy is NOT a designer, he's an actor. He doesn't have a degree & just cause he likes to dabble in architecture, it doesn't mean he has the skills to do so. So he helped renovate a house, I'll be the first one to tell you that fixing up a house is NOTHING like designing a hotel, and yes, I know. I think this is insulting to the design profession. We work hard to go to school & get licensed for this stuff, and it gives a bad image of what we do to other people when actors are trying to do what we are doing.Brad isn't a designer. He just puts his name on things that other people have designed. He didn't design the little houses in N.O., an architect did & he just put his name on it. How appropriate that he is working with a firm called GRAFT... ha.And to top it off, he's going to a country that is gouging americans a the pump. They pay 20 cents a gallon for gas in Dubai.And regarding green. If they are going by the LEED standards, or something similar, that isn't really "green". It's a start, but far from being sustainable.I think it's riduculous, insulting & disgusting.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Yeah, I blogged about this. This makes me angry. The guy is NOT a designer, he's an actor. He doesn't have a degree & just cause he likes to dabble in architecture, it doesn't mean he has the skills to do so. So he helped renovate a house, I'll be the first one to tell you that fixing up a house is NOTHING like designing a hotel, and yes, I know. I think this is insulting to the design profession. We work hard to go to school & get licensed for this stuff, and it gives a bad image of what we do to other people when actors are trying to do what we are doing. Brad isn't a designer. He just puts his name on things that other people have designed. He didn't design the little houses in N.O., an architect did & he just put his name on it. How appropriate that he is working with a firm called GRAFT... ha. And to top it off, he's going to a country that is gouging americans a the pump. They pay 20 cents a gallon for gas in Dubai. And regarding green. If they are going by the LEED standards, or something similar, that isn't really "green". It's a start, but far from being sustainable. I think it's riduculous, insulting & disgusting.
Rabbit88 Rabbit88 8 years
quite the oxymoron.. green building in Dubai...
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
keep making that money, bradley
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
They already have the coolest hotel in the world there :OY:
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