"The Sustainability Treehouse, a Living Building Challenge targeted interpretive and gathering facility situated in the forest at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, serves as a unique icon of camp adventure, environmental stewardship and innovative building design. Mithun led the integrated design process and a multidisciplinary team to achieve the engaging, high-performance facility."
There’s something about wavy, sinuous lines that captivates. Perhaps it’s the soft undulations reminiscent of rivers and oceans, or the defiance against the rigidity espoused by modernism. Architects are clearly getting seduced, too. More and more, we are seeing billowing forms take shape in some of the most prominent buildings and projects across the world. Read more here.
For many people who need to “go,” the very last resort is often a port-a-potty. It’s a claustrophobic’s nightmare, but nonetheless they can be a desperate person’s saving grace.
Photographer Travis Rix sees them not only as a last resort, but also as a “First Sign.” Since he was a young boy, Rix has traveled around the country with his father, a floor-covering contractor for companies that build retirement centers. Born in Arizona but raised in Michigan, Rix has spent a lot of time on the road with his family, having seen roughly 45 of the United States. At a young age, Rix received disposable cameras and photo albums from his mother, who encouraged him to take pictures and to “keep them and remember them.” He said he did it reluctantly, though he loved looking through the viewfinder—especially in Colorado, where it was “too easy to make beautiful photos.”