Monday, June 16, 2008

Brad Pitt turns architect

Recently,The headline by Anita Singh in the Telegraph drew my attention.Oscar-nominated star Brad Pitt will be among a team of Los-Angeles based firm Graft as a design consultants for an eight hundred room luxury hotel which is claimed to be a landmark in environmental sustainability.
"Whilst acting is my career, architecture is my passion". "I am really into architecture,structure and design. Give me anything I will design it.I am a bit nutty with it", Anita quoted Pitt."Our master plan and design concept will be world-leading and we are delighted to be collaborating with Brad Pitt and the team at Graft, which is recognised for its innovative building design. This project will display our uncompromising focus commitment for developing high quality and environmentally sustainable real estate in this region", Robert Norton,Chief executive of the developers Zabeel properties said Singh further added in her article.Pitt is also helping to build 150 homes in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans, which was devastated by hurricane Katrina in 2005. Pitt Commissioned 13 architectural firm to design affordable and environmental friendly housing for the project called ' Make it Right,the pink project'. Some images of the project ( designed by concordia and Kieran Timberlake); ........

For the same make it right project, Brad also conceived a group of pink houses inspired by a pink fabric house which was being used in a set of his movie in New Orleans. He dialed to Graft and briefed his concept for the shooting spot. Anfd here are some images developed by the Graft...


In the end ( This too), architect Frank Ghery and Brad Pitt are close friend since they met in 2001.While Pitt is turning into architecture, Ghery might also turn to acting. Who Knows, One day, Ghery might get his name in Oscar-nomination and Brad in Pritzker -nomination list! Could it be so?.....



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting post

John arch said...

Its really a good post. I appriciate Brad Pitt's passion on architecture.Playing so many different roles in movies is indeed a matter of his creative head.I suppose we will see his creativeness in architecture too in the days to come. And if so,Pritzkar is his cup of tea too.
Isn't it dee?