@greensourcemag features MIR's homes designed by by @EDRArchitects, @AdjayeAssoc & Constructs

@greensourcemag features MIR's homes designed by by @EDRArchitects, @AdjayeAssoc & Constructs

In December 2007, 150 life-sized fuchsia structures occupied the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, where traditional shotgunstyled homes once stood. The Pink Project, as it’s called, was a flashy art installation to help bring attention to Make It Right (MIR), the nonprofit started a few months earlier by actor Brad Pitt, architect William McDonough, and architecture firm Graft Lab, to build 150 safe, healthy, and welldesigned homes for the area’s forgotten residents. “Why pink? Because it screams the loudest,” said Pitt at the time. The overthe- top effort raised millions to kick-start the rebuilding effort. Four years later, the foundation is more than halfway to its goal with 80 LEED Platinum homes built.

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