A proposal has been issued by David Curtis, Pi-Des for a full-scale Primitive Hut for a site in St. Paul, Oregon. Other potential sites include the Los Angeles, California area, Desert Center, California, and Portland, OR area. The Primitive Hut system currently pencils out at about 1/3 the cost of traditional wood frame construction. Pi-DesContinue reading “Update: Primitive Hut”
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Summer Design Studio 2022
David Curtis, principal at Pi-Des, leads a studio this Summer from Portland, OR. An anticipated focus will be de-mountables. David shares lessons learned from his 4 year development of Primitive Hut. There will be offshoots that focus on global just-in-time delivery system collapse responses, and 10-20 year pattern based projections that hope to best influenceContinue reading “Summer Design Studio 2022”
Primitive Hut + Triage Field
Work continues on the Primitive Hut digital model by X at Pi-Des. Studio is based in Portland, OR and Desert Center, CA.
Primitive Hut and Triage Field
According to the California fire service, 2018 was the deadliest and most destructive wild fire season on record, with just under 2 million acres burned
Triage Field 2.0
X has migrated the data from the tests recently conducted at Desert 1-3. This has led to a new version that hopes to be translatable and scalable. Current design includes an accessible wand controller. An advantage to this new design is Triage Field may be docked at Primitive Hut or may roam to recover aContinue reading “Triage Field 2.0”
Video: X on Primitive Hut
X with global update on Primitive Hut status
Starting the de-mountable connection detailing on the Rhino model.
Report from Camp Ambition
Housing activists Robbie Powelson and Jason Sarris on site at Camp Ambition. The site is being occupied as a staging area for alternative housing.