ARCHITECTONICS

HEALTHY ARCHITECTURE

At HHEAL Lab we embrace healthy environments. Architectural fabrications are living, breathing places that coexist symbiotically with nature and ourselves. This philosophy is at the source of all of our work.

--- Heather A. Hoeksema, Environmental Architect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For Purchasing + Pre-Purchasing authored works:

'Singular Butterfly'
'Flash Light'
'Rodeshow'

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...................................................SCREENS + SKINS

 

 

Projection Wall

CURATORIAL PROJECTION WALL

 

Artist Loft

ARTSHARE ARTIST LOFT

 

Event Screens

EVENTS SCREENS

 

Operable Event Screens

SUNGLASSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Flor'

Verse 3/ Getting Corked... Flor's floor gets corked

 

I woke this morning in Sun Valley, up in the mountains, and there was magical blanket of frost on the ground. I was cozy and warm in my trailer, sun was bright, and sky crystal clear.

 

 

Okay, so about Cork. It's one of most sustainable flooring materials one can use... and it's great for an Airstream.

~ Cork is stripped bark from the cork oak tree ~
~ Cork is harvested and transported by hand ~
~ Expert 'extractors' know how to 'axe' the bark ~
~ It's harvested every 9 years, of the 300yr tree life ~
~ Cellular structure of cork repels fire, insects, water ~

~ Cork is incredibly light weight, like a butterfly wing ~
~ Cork is one of the Earth's most sustainable materials ~



I was able to preserve the surprisingly 'okay' 30 year old subfloor of the Airstream by using click and lock cork tiles, which really don't need any glue... I also subverted using a subfloor membrane as I treated and sealed the subfloor with specific layers of primer and paint for protection, preservation, and limited VOC emissions.





Hey, it looks pretty sweet too. My Airstream is 'shoeless'... I even have hospital slippers (no comment!) for any visitors with dirty feet. It's my little home, recording studio, yoga/meditation place all encapsulated in a shiny little womb.

 

...coming soon, Verse 4/ Bedding Down.

 

 

 

 

 

(Verse 2/ Prime Time)

'Flor' prep... priming the walls

 

 

The walls and floor almost primed and prepped... the goal at this point, is to make the Airstream 'not gross'.

 

 

I think we're getting there, painting most of the interior, saving the rest for later after other decisions have been determined.

 

 

The trick is to balance the energy utilized for the renovation with the future value, personal et al, of the Airstream.

 

 

Yes, working in front of the computer is actually restful compared to renovating a trailer.

 

 

 

 

 

(Verse 1/ Strategic Gutting)

The fun part... gutting the Airstream.

 

Flor 1

Discovered in Florence, a dumpy little town north of Sun Valley, I saved this little gem from a very mean mother.

 

 

FLOR 2

Living for free seems to be quite a bit more amazing than paying a mortgage, especially in Los Angeles... I do believe 'Flor' loves his new home.

 

 

FLOR 2

Not a bad backup plan, eh?

 

 

FLOR 3

Ahh, The Valley.

 

 

FLOR 6

I was going the gut the entire Airstream, but opted to strategically empty the living room and bedroom... thought it best to be gentle and I'll be sleeping in it soon.

 

 

FLOR 7

I became sequentially lazy... as the day went on had to test out the bed one last time before demolishing it.

 

 

FLOR 8

My bud came to the rescue, teasing me with his big drill. He's part angel and part devil... mostly devil.

 

 

FLOR 9

... we really made a mess of the place.

 

 

FLOR 10

Freedom.