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Jodie Cooper

Jodie Cooper

Denver, CO, US

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Seed'er Box

Seed'er Box is my thesis work from Cranbrook Academy of Art. It was prefabricated at Cranbrook's studios and was displayed at the annual degree show from April 20-May 17 2013. The project is currently in transit to a new and permanent site in Colorado. I designed and built the project with the intention of laying down roots for a house using the resources currently at my disposal. A major consideration was designed the building so that the cost of transportation and installation is very low. To do this I kept the dimensions to a scale that means it can travel on the roadway with no special permitting and I build a trailer in tandem with the building to carry it.

My vision for the building is that once it is installed permanently it will exist as a cabin and studio space (for short periods of occupation). Over time I will graft on to the building and site to extend the utility and size of the abode, while maintaining the relationship the interior has to the outside environment.

I also see the building as a great armature for experimentation and development of future design. I believe having the ability to occupy a space and use elements of the building as a way to improve my work for potential clients in the future. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI in transit to Denver, CO
My Role: Designer and Builder
Additional Credits: Jordan Gravely, Daniel Berheide, and Logan Golin. PD Rearick for photography.

 

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