Full Scale outcropping with Succulents

We finished up our first full scale Outcropping made from recycled cardboard and bamboo plywood this past week and also installed our spagnum moss walls planted with native succulents, Dudleya Caspitosa on it’s back.  Here are a few pictures of the process as we laid it all out and put it together including some of[…]

Oceanic Scales new configuration

This is the newest configuration of Oceanic Scales, with our  “Outcroppings” style, three part installation + central control column. This new design is inspired by Frank Gehry’s easy edge furniture, combined with modern methods for slicing 3D forms via laser cutting.  These 3D visualizations illustrate how we are planning to set up the debut installation[…]

Native Succulents are growing and attaching…

Our native species of succulents, Dudleya Caespitosa otherwise known as Sea Lettuce, is doing well on the rooftop garden of the UCSC greenhouse.  Jim Velzy has been taking good care of them for us as we prepare the final living wall structures.  You can view our test succulent mesh below.  So far they are rooting[…]

New Oceanic Scales “Outcropping” design

This is a new design that has evolved from the last “wall unit” prototype.  This form is inspired by the eroded structures of the rock outcroppings that litter the central coast of California.  They are also inspired by Frank Gehry’s “Easy Edges” furniture design technique.  By salvaging used cardboard from local furniture stores, we’ve found[…]

Round Houses

Here are a few links / possibilities as we move forward on developing our round structure with a domed roof! The infamous “Round / Sphere House” of Logan Ohio: http://www.artificialowl.net/2008/08/abandoned-concrete-round-house-logan.html A great blog post on round houses around the world: http://roundhouses.wordpress.com/category/70s-and-80s/ Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_house