charas: the improbable dome builders

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CHARAS: The improbable dome builders by syeus mottel, drake publishers, inc. 1973

based in new york's lower east side in the late 1960's, inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society plan and buckminster fuller's design concepts, the charas group created a program based on developing community autonomy through self-directed economic and education projects.

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Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

In the late 1960s, American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in San Francisco and along the coast of northern California that brought dancers, architects, environmental designers, artists, and others together in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness.

 

1) Driftwood Village—Community, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 6, 1968

2-3) Ritual Group Drawing, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 8, 1968

4) Driftwood City, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 4, 1966

5-6) Building Environments Score, Kentfield, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 13, 1968

 

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spacial agency

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"Spacial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spacial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate."

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FREESTYLE: New Architecture and Interior Design from Los Angeles, 1986

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images from FREESTYLE: New Architecture and Interior Design from Los Angeles, 1986

•Peter Shire ceramic atop glass-topped dining table - Peter Shire House

•stucco-clad 'twisted' column by Brian Murphy - John Masius House

•hand carved animals - Charles Moore house

•formica finished drawers / cabinet detail - Peter Shire house

•painted entryway - Ros Cross / Mick Haggerty house

•painted mirror / mantle & Peter Shire ceramic tea pot - Lombardi / McDermott house

•inset fireplace (children's room) - The Norton House