Duplex by Frank Gehry for Make It Right
Architect Frank Gehry has completed his first building for Make It Right, the charity founded by Brad Pitt to rehouse families made homeless in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Designed to be both sustainable and affordable, the two-storey building contains a three bedroom residence at the front and a single bedroom home at the back.
A canopy of solar panels provides power for the building and also shelters two terraces on the roof.Fibre cement boards provide a damage-resistant exterior cladding and are painted in different colours to identify each home.
“I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in,” said Frank Gehry. “One that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans.” via Dezeen.