/ journal 2020
Sunday April 19, 2020—month two of quarentine.
Biosphere 2 2019
From a brief visit to Biosphere 2 in Oracle, AZ. Read about the project.
aabb is a collaborative design project. Our first combined effort is the Dona Chair, or Chair 01. We based the design off a traditional shaker chair and were very influenced by the introduction of new production techniques. The chair was launched at Design Week 2019 in New York. More here.
Dune Shack Detail 2019
Casa Pedregal 2020
Restorations at Luis Barragán’s Casa Pedregal, an active and lived in private home—on the outskirts of Mexico City.
Hatch Interior 2018
Facing West at sunset—from an on-going project at the Hatch House.
Oregon 82 2019
Eastern Oregon, while directing a piece about re-establishing migratory patterns of herbavores to promote the use of cover crops and assisting environmental health. See the film here.
Praying Mantis 2017
Breuer Card Table 2018
The grave of Marcel Breuer reads,
Marcel Breuer broke his knee, entirely by his own stupidity.
Breuer is buried along side his summer house. Inside there are a group of tables made from cinderblocks and slabs of slate—for playing cards, sketching and summer lunches. Other unique pieces built by the Breuer family sit along side the tables.
Weidlinger in Spring 2019
Rain at the Weidlinger House in late Spring.
Gila Cliff Dwellings 2019
In the south west corner of New Mexico, just outside Silver City, I visited the Gila Cliff Dwellings. The dwellings consist of 46 rooms carved into already existing natural caves. It’s believed the Mogollon People inhabited the caves from 1275 into the early 14th century, but unclear why they were abandon—Hopi oral history speaks of forced migrations in response to environmental changes.
Atlas Detail 2017
Apple Harvest 2019
Apple Harvest, Shoreham Vermont. Watch the film.
Caning Detail 2017
Fullers Bear Island 2018
Bear Island sits within an archipelago of private islands off the coast of Maine in Penobscot Bay. About an hour boat ride from Camden, the island is only accessible by boat and is highly seasonal. The island is best know for being the childhood escape and lifelong retreat home of the American architect, inventor, designer and futurist Buckminster Fuller. On the island among the many small seasonal homes belonging to the Fuller family lay two original dome prototypes. Up island sits the first full size Tensegrity dome - a structure design and build by Fuller in the late 70s. Closer to the farm house is a prototype dome by Jay Baldwin—commissioned by Fuller in the late 60s. Read more about Bear Island in this New Yorker article from 1996, here.
Table Top Variations 2018 - 2019