These pieces of furniture were on their last legs. I spiced them up with some paint and geometric designs.
I assisted fellow designer/builder Ethan Rainwater on a landscape installation at a Hendrick's Park residence by installing these two hardscape elements. This project was a real challenge is using the materials at hand. The stone steps were built with not one left to spare from the pile I was given. Cherry tree prunings were used to retain the cut edge. The gravel path was lined with cherry logs, also waste from the yard, which will make the pathway a bit safer in the rainy season. I can't wait to see the landscape once the plantings grow in.
This straw bale wall encloses a movie theater and workshop area for the BOOM Festival in western Portugal. I joined a group called BambooDNA to construct two 300' diameter structures made almost entirely from bamboo. They needed sound isolation for the movie theater, so I was asked to join to help lead that portion of the bamboo build-out. Twenty volunteers from over a dozen different countries helped me slap local clay and sand on the wall and had a lot of fun in the process, even without the english language. Even though it was intended as a temporary structure, the organizers ended up liking this project so much that they decided to keep it for a local drive-in theater.
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