Frank Gehry duplex for Brad Pitt's Make It Right foundation

Dezeen Agenda newsletter features Brad Pitt's foundation defective homes settlement

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features the $20.5 million settlement that Brad Pitt's foundation has agreed with the owners of defective New Orleans homes. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

This week, actor Pitt reportedly agreed to a settlement of $20.5 million for the owners of homes built by his Make It Right Foundation housing charity.

Homeowners brought legal action after numerous defects to their homes – such as water leaks, black mould and foundation issues – were discovered, according to a report by NOLA.com.

"Hopefully this agreement will allow everyone to look ahead to other opportunities to continue to strengthen this proud community in the future," Pitt said in a statement.

Aerial render of planned Angels Landing skyscraper in Los Angeles by Handel Architects
Aerial render of planned Angels Landing skyscraper in Los Angeles by Handel Architects

Other stories in the latest newsletter include the Architectural Workers United organizer Andrew Daley writing about how "Architects must reject the 'follow your passion' narrative and see themselves as workers", news broke that Adam Neumann is launching his "first venture since WeWork", a housing startup called Flow and US studio Handel Architects revealed designs for the Angels Landing skyscraper in Los Angeles.

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