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Integrity windows used in New Orleans home designed by Frank Gehry for Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation

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Architect extraordinaire Frank Gehry has designed just 22 homes in the United States, but his most recent project may be his most important.

Located in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, the area most affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Gehry’s design is part of actor and humanitarian Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation project, which builds safe, sustainable and affordable homes for working-class families.

In a release from Make It Right, Gehry said, “I really believe in what Brad is doing for the community and was honored to be included. I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in and one that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans. I love the colors that the homeowner chose. I could not have done it better.”

The impressive two-level duplex is LEED Platinum-certified, which is required of all Make It Right’s homes. According to Archinect, “The front house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms; the rear home has one bedroom and one bathroom. Bathrooms on both levels are stacked, staircases are stacked and the great room concept for living, dining and kitchen were included in the design for construction efficiency.”

Integrity All Ultrex Low-E windows from Gulf Enterprises were used to secure a tight, energy efficient envelope.

To read more about Gehry’s Make It Right design, check out the coverage on Fast Company.

[Photo courtesy the Make It Right Foundation]