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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Green Mountain Hut


Students at Green Mountain College in Poultney,Vermont, developed a shed for urban situations that addresses needs of the urban gardeners of the future. The Occupy Vacant Lots , or OVal shed. Having spent some time with both the students and faculty at the college, I appreciate their continued commitment to developing a creative approach to sustainable living

Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Panopticons


From a FB post shared by Alexandra Kostrouble:

These futuristic structures are distributed in the Blackburn, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale districts of East Lancashire, England.


http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/30/the-panopticons/



Monday, December 19, 2011

Eccentric Enclosures


An artist named Whiting Tennis constructs anthropocentric shelters and sculptures that also embody animal forms, giving the work a surreal combine quality.

This work is titled:

BOVINE, 2006 Lumber, found plywood and found objects 8.5 x 14 x 7.5 feet

I find this piece interesting in that it is less articulated, more brute, than some of his other work.

More of his work can be seen at:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Soap Box Shelter, 2011

In a project I  concieved for NEXT,  whose link is :

 http://667shotwell.com/Projects/2011/next/NEXT_issue1.pdf
 

I've combined the means of public address with a built -in shelter. The progressive steps are also symbolic of progress/ a jumping off point.   Thanks to Chris Sollars at 667 Shotwell for a great compilation of ideas in issue #1 of NEXT.            

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Tale of Two Cabins



A James Benning image from the book "Two Cabins" . (Thoreau's and Kaczynski's) published by A.R.T. at: http://artresourcestransfer.org/book_profile.php?id=67

"a project based publication edited by Julie Ault that documents and analyzes a recent body of work by critically acclaimed filmmaker James Benning. The book includes photography by Benning, essays by Ault, Benning, and Dick Hebdige, and extracts from Henry David Thoreau’s and Ted Kaczynski’s writings." from Julie Ault on FB

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Alp Shelter



This shelter in the alps combines anthropocentric design and passive systems in an way that is reminiscent of the set design in Kubrick's 2001.