Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Shackitecture from Jeffrey Broadhurst

Here at D+R, we are fans of shackitecture. Modest buildings with grand ambitions. From this rich vein, my favorite is Jeffrey Broadhurst's Shack at Hinkle Farm. It is a mere 140 square feet, has no insulation and you can see light through the cracks in the walls, but it really feels like it captures a moment. What do you want, what do you need and how are we going to get by in this crazy bing-bong world.

Elise points us to Broadhurst's new project, the prefab The Crib. For me, for my personal tastes, I still prefer the minimal Hinkle Farm shackitecture for capturing an aesthetic ideal but The Crib resolves many practical issues like insulation, efficient lighting and bathroom facilities.

Jeffrey Broadhurst's Crib (Thanks, Elise!)