sketched for Lightning Records
This sketch has been a base for many conversations among our circle of friends, craftsmen, artist, architects, thinkers, scientists; about the land, geography, history, sustainability, off-grid living, distribution, industry, energy, consumption, leverage, borderlands, and most interestingly among all participants of the conversations, our dependence on the machine that is civilization…the catalyst here being a 768 sq ft retreat in Southern AZ. A handmade house under construction, with the mass walls 18” thick constructed with a mixture of cement and pulverized scoria (lava rock). In many ways, a defensive architecture, drawing connections to ancient cultures in the region that experienced a squeeze on resources and response to geography.
Thanks to the editors at ArchDaily for the nod! We’re humbled to be mentioned in such noteworthy company…
Here’s an image of a piece, Pray For Rain, by the muti-talented Ali Beletic. She was kind enough to let us be a part of this installation. She just had a couple interviews and is kickin ass, check her out and support her art. f’ yeah Ali!