Chip & Jute Builders: Quality Since 2009
Viewed as an environmentally conscious project, the project was an attempt at reducing the required energy and resources. Using chipboard or a thin cardboard for the surfaces/structure and jute twine to attach them together is an attempt at reducing the need for them. The information is also stamped onto the chipboard as a means of ensuring it remains legible. The final piece of each project is the means of weighting them down. Whether stapled or fill with rocks, each utilizes a different technique.
Picnic Table Tower: Veterans Park, 2009: This picnic table has a great view of Veterans Park's Pond in the foreground and the residential towers along Prospect Avenue in the distance. The Picnic Table Tower helps to make these towers part of the foreground and in a direct relationship with the picnic table.
Collapsed Lofts: Juneau & 4th, 2009: Battered by the wind and rain the Abandoned Lofts fell upon themselves and developed their own unique shape and became the Collapsed Lofts.
Abandoned Lofts: Juneau & 4th, 2009: Rising above a gravel promontory the Abandoned Lofts occupies a remnant of the city's industrial past. Featuring a rigid structure and large windows it provides an image of both strength and openness.
Staples Storefronts: Kenilworth & Farwell, 2009: Occupying a block along Kenilworth Avenue are five telephone poles each with their own distinct character. All are comprised of three elements: faded paper, rusted staples, and areas of burnt wood. The different Staples Storefronts try to address this through their own unique characteristics.