HILL power generator.
This past summer we collaborated with Chester Rennie, a landscape architect at Public Work, on the Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, which was held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill) in New York City. Here are a few paragraphs [...]
This past summer we participated as ‘creative collaborators’ in an outdoor art installation called The Encampment by the public artists’ Thomas+Guinevere as part of the City of Toronto’s bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 and Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity. The installation was a great opportunity for exhibition goers to visit Fort [...]
The adaptive reuse of more and more exquisite post industrial leftovers seems to be slowly catching on outside of Europe. There now seems to be a demand not only for repurposing already built form, but landscapes as well, as exemplified by this hotel we saw on the the Toronto Standard about a month ago.
The Tar Creek Supergrid on the IABR’s Smart Cities-Parallel Cases 2 Exhibition webpage.
We were invited to the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) yesterday to attend an awards ceremony for the Smart Cities: Parallel Cases 2 Exhibition, where The Tar Creek Supergrid is on display. [...]
Stainlessness production. Video by Signal Return.
We’ve been busy for the past month and a half designing a series of “capricios” (see image below for an example of a capricio) for Etienne Turpin’s exhibition titled Stainlessness at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the [...]
Etienne Turpin, our former professor and the current Walter B Sander’s Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, has commissioned the Captains of Industry to design his upcoming exhibiton tittled Stainlessness. As a preface to the exhibition, he’s also curating a symposium, [...]
A miners descends a mega ladder inside one of Tar Creek’s many underground caverns. Image courtesy of Brandon Mosley
We recently received a heads up from architecture grad Brandon Mosely regarding his thesis project; he coincidentally used Pitcher, Oklahoma, as the site for his intervention. His [...]
The abandoned open pit of the former Gouverneur Talc Mine, adjacent to Rt. 58, Sylvia Lake, NY.
There are a number of abandoned mines in and around my hometown of Gouverneur, NY, but this is the one that initially piqued the Captains’ interest in the re-purposing and reclamation of abandoned mines. [...]
The Captains of Industry had a chance to visit the derelict Bensons mines in the summer of 2010. The former iron mine is located in a rather empty area of upstate New York, [...]