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Brad Pitt:The Pink Project

I’ve been to a few Traditional Malay houses and based on my experience, these houses are indeed sustainable, the raised piles allows maximum ventilation and it doubles up as a preventive measurement for all tropical storms and floods.

While filming on a set in New Orleans, actor Brad Pitt became seduced by the powerful image of a pink-clad CGI house within the lush Louisiana surroundings. He saw the pink structure as a metaphor, representing the future of renewed housing for those displaced by the recent disasters. Thus the birth of the Pink Project.

Brad Pitt and The Pink Project
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These pink shelters are temporary, the ultimate goal of the Pink Project is to gather enough momentum via art and eventually into a successful fund raising effort for the Make it Right 9 project to construct 150 actual houses in New Orleans Ninth Ward. The Lower 9th Ward, a rich cultural community in New Orleans, was left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Thirteen architectural firms are involved in the project, many of which are donating their services. Pitt and philanthropist Steve Bing have each committed to matching $5 million in donations.

The proposed houses are being designed with an emphasis on sustainability and affordability, with the hope that the project can and will be replicated throughout the city. Below are some images of the proposed houses.

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Design by KieranTimberlake Associates, Philadelphia

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Design by Concordia, New Orleans

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Image Source: Make It Right

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The similarity in the overall design proposed  by the 13 architects with the traditional Malay house,is the obvious fact that most of these houses are raised above the ground.

A main characteristic of a typical kampung house includes the obvious fact that it is raised on stilts or piles. This was to avoid wild animals, to be above floods, to deter thieves and for added ventilation. – Wikipedia

A Traditional Malay House.

I’ve been to a few Traditional Malay houses and based on my experience, these houses are indeed sustainable, the raised piles allows maximum ventilation and it doubles up as a preventive measurement for all tropical storms and floods.

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Brad Pitt and The Pink Project in New Orleans

GM:

It’s amazing that  the warmth side of modern architecture designs have opted to trace the design of the Traditional Malay houses as affordable and sustainable living ...lest we forget…

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