Colorado meth lab transformed into a minimalist artist retreat with rammed earth walls

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A former meth lab in North Boulder, Colorado has received a refreshing new lease on life as Swoon Art House, an artist retreat with a beautifully minimalist design. Denver-based tres birds workshop headed the makeover with a careful eye on environmental stewardship, which led to the use of “100% renewable resources” including rammed earth walls and geothermal wells.

Created as part of the Swoon/Boulder Museum Contemporary Art International Artists Residency, the 7,000-square-foot… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Edoardo Tresoldis massive wire mesh buildings rise at Coachella

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi unveiled his largest installation yet at this year’s Coachella, an annual music festival in Indio, California that just wrapped up festivities yesterday. Built in the image of Neoclassical and Baroque architecture, “Etherea” comprises three massive site-specific wire mesh structures constructed to allow glimpses of the sky and California landscape to pass through and become one with the piece.

Built entirely of wire mesh, Etherea consists of three… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building