Brad Pitt wants you — to help with his NOLA green-building project
Brad Pitt — OMG he’s so dreamy! Sorry, reflex. Where were we? Brad Pitt today unveiled designs submitted by architecture firms for his Make It Right campaign to build 150 affordable, sustainable, storm-safe houses in New Orleans. Architects were asked to design a 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom house for about $150,000. Pitt also unveiled a display of pink fabric “houses” in NOLA, in hopes that the eye-catching public art will inspire donations to expand the Make It Right project beyond its original goal. “To build those 150 homes, we need the help of the American people,” says Pitt. “We need to all join together to do this. There is no reason why we can’t do a thousand homes.” He hopes that foundations, companies, and individuals will contribute by adopting a house or a portion of a house. “You can adopt a tankless water heater or a solar panel or a tree or a low-flush toilet,” he says. “You can give it to someone for Christmas.” So. Dreamy.