Debra D. Henderson, photographer
Special No. 9 House
To support Brad Pitt's vision for a green rebuild of the Lower Ninth Ward the award winning architectural firm of Kieran Timberlake felt it was important to create a design that could outperform the typical American home in energy performance and health through the efficient application of better insulation, efficient systems, and non-toxic materials, rather than through the addition of complex and expensive environmental technologies. Using this approach, this home achieved LEED Platinum certification and was selected by the American Institute of Architects as one of the Top Ten Green Projects for 2010.