Friday, May 30, 2008
D'Iberville Shade Structure
For the last several months I have been working with Hands On on shade structures. Hands On Gulf Coast and the George Ohr museum got a grant from Jimmy Buffet's philanthropic organization, Singing for Change to engage kids along the coast in art and rebuilding. The idea was to have kids paint tiles and then place them in shade structures in different cities along the coast. This is the first one. The budget for this project was around $1000. There is still a little finish work to be done, but it is about there.
The shade structure has a metal roof with a twist in it. The table is covered with the tiles painted by kids. The Concrete blocks below are the seats for the shade structure. They are a little movable, but are so heavy that they wont be able to walk away too easily.
All of the shade structures will be different, but the little seating blocks will be in all of them.
The next one will be in Long Beach, and I think that I will be working with another architecture group to do the the ones in Biloxi and Ocean Springs.
Posted by Jessie Zenor