Sunday, September 14, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Chicken Coop is Area of Last Refuge During Gustav

The NOLA Chicken Coop survived its first major test with hurricane-force winds during Hurricane Gustav. (Acually it has already withstood many tropical thunderstorms since its May '08 installation).

Not only did it not receive any damage from Gustav, it also served as "Coop of Last Refuge" for the chickens and also Rocky, the German Shepherd mascot of God's Vineyard!

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts News Fall 08: "2 Projects, 1 City"

Hoeferlin's NOLA RECIPE studio featured in the Sam Fox School's innagural newsletter as representation for the Architecture school. The feature describes both portions of the studio, the chicken coop and the Franz Building renovation, the latter which one the 2008 JP Morgan Chase Community Development Competition.

Washington University in St. Louis Fall 2008 Magazine: "New Orleans Farm Transformed by Architecture Students"

Chicken coop featured in fall issue as one of the "FrontRunners" in education at Washington University in St. Louis.

Metropolis Magazine Article: "Experimenting with Disaster"

Derek's Spring '08 design studio's chicken coop featured in article about CITYbuild Consortium of Schools.
September '08
See pages 94-96 of following link:
Excerpt from Stephen Zack's nice piece:
"[The chickens have] adapted but are displaying no new forms of evolution. 'They still chickens,' he [Noel Jones] says. 'They're still doing their thing. But I think they're a lot more comfortable because they have a lot more space. So I think they are happier birds.'"