Thursday, January 10, 2008

Make It Right

Dutch architect Winy Maas from MVRDV in Rotterdam has been asked to participate in a project that aims to rebuild Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. This is a poor quarter that was completely devastated by hurricane Katrina. New 'flood resistant' houses will be build thanks to the 'Make It Right' project (website) initiated by actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Have a look here and check this. SourceCLICK PIC TO ENLARGE

4 comments:

Mike said...

Very interesting.

Art said...

That's great. I'm glad someone hasn't forgotten about that devastated area!

Mike said...

Hey Art,

Isn't it amazing that after two years large areas still are in ruins?

Carol L. Douglas said...

I'm not sure it makes a lot of sense in the US to rebuild large stretches of city under sea level. We have miles and miles of empty space here. Great places, in better climates than Louisiana.

And our earth has a nasty habit of getting rid of stuff it doesn't like. Such as a city on the delta of its largest river. Or suburbs in southern California.