Usually we don’t bore you with news from DHM, but we got such a kick out of this project that we had to share it with you. Last week, the Carbondale Crew entered a design competition that benefited our local Animal Shelter, CARE (Colorado Animal Rescue). Several architecture and landscape architecture firms participated in the competition and entries ranged from dog beds and kitty scratch sculptures to sustainable dog houses and some great 2D art.
We designed for the under-represented but highly important chicken lovers in the audience. You should know that the chicken coop we designed was not just any old chicken coop… it was… (wait for it)….
a chicken-shaped chicken coop! Brilliant.
The design part was easy and fun (…designing anything in the shape of an animal provides countless opportunities for childish humor), but we came away from the project with a renewed respect for builders and craftspeople. Despite our missteps and general confusion about hammers and nails, we pulled through and made a pretty respectable showing. Jury’s Choice Winners! and a standing ovation from the gallery opening attendees! (Okay, they were already standing, but they definitely clapped for us:-)
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Enjoy some in progress + Finished photos from the project below!