Image via Artlog Michelle and I visited this project when it first appeared at MOCAD back in 2010, and it’s incredible to see the next phase of this, just announced as a massive new addition to the project in Detroit that seems possibly not unlike Project Row Houses, but with a distinct Detroit feel. From … [Read more…]
Here is an interesting alternative to a conventional patio; all it needs is a barbecue. Who else would want to hang out in this tree house during the summer months? Unfortunately I can’t find the source of this image, but it was found on Inhabitat. I’m pretty psyched to work on our upcoming wooden letters … [Read more…]
This house, made of 12 shipping containers, is included in Han Slawik’s book Container Atlas. I’m sure most people have heard of the concept of container houses in passing, but haven’t had the chance to see a successful example in detail. This particular example is pretty lavish, but the idea of using recycled structures as … [Read more…]
Theaster Gates is an artist, an activist, a community instigator and organizer, a repairman, a homeowner, and a believer in the importance of a neighbourhood. His art practice, which sits somewhere between and amongst all of those titles all at once has led to him buying an old candy store in Chicago’s South Side and … [Read more…]
Scott Wayne Indiana set out on Memorial Day to map out the floor plan of his childhood home to try to coax some memories from the space. Using public space for a large-scale mapping project might be an interesting way to work with some of the long grass around the city. Of course, putting something … [Read more…]
Work Worth Doing is an interdisciplinary design studio working to understand the intersection of design, society, and the environment. They’ve been working on retrofitting wartime homes with sustainable design and technologies, getting them down to zero energy use through affordable practices. This model would be a no-brainer for any city, but particular Windsor, which has a huge … [Read more…]
Broken City Lab presents preliminary documentation of a section of Indian Road, a street located immediately west of the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario. This area is one of our potential research sites. Ideas?
I am going to do a run-though of stencil making skillz, AKA technique, material, etc for spray paint. Friday July 11th 2008 4:30pm-?? Michelle’s backyard BRING: +an exacto knife and an image you want to make into a stencil +anyone else who wants to see the demo and enjoy my sweet backyard +food if you … [Read more…]