Posted on August 27, 2013
For his final project, graduate architecture student Hank Butitta bought an old school bus on Craigslist for $3,000. 15 weeks and $6,000 of improvements later, Hank and his two friends were ready to embark on a 5,000 mile (8,046 km) journey across the United States.
The 225 sq. ft mobile home features reclaimed gym flooring and dimmable LED lighting. Using the 28 inch wide windows as a modular guide (the aisle is also 28 in. wide), the bus is divided into four primary zones: bathroom, kitchen, seating, and sleeping. The space can be configured in a variety of combinations, depending on need.
At 10 miles per gallon, the school bus is not the most efficient vehicle, but it’s an unforgettable way to travel and one that is sure to bring Hank and the team experiences for a lifetime. Below you will find images of the bus and additional information on the design.
For all additional details, be sure to check out hankboughtabus.com to track their journey, donate and stay in touch with the crew.
Envisioned with a nod to the tiny house movement, the project was a way to show how building a small structure with simple detailing can be more valuable than drawing a complex project that is theoretical and poorly understood.
The primary goals during the design phase was to develop a living space in 225 sq ft that was as open and unrestricted as possible. To accomplish this, Hank set self-imposed guidelines that eliminated any furniture or structure above the bottom edge of the window. This allows the space to remain continuous, and maintains clear sight-lines from one end of the space to the other, even while seated.
In order to help remove the inhabitant from the reminders and connotations of its former life as a school bus, entry into the space is reoriented to the rear. Upon entering the space, the occupant first encounters the bathroom. In this zone, one side of the aisle is walled off to enclose the toilet.
The kitchen occupies two window bays and currently features a foot-pump sink as its only true utility. There are plans for one of the bays to become a chest fridge, and for a gas cooktop to be installed, but for now they are surviving using a cooler and a portable propane stove.
The seating space is the most versatile. It occupies four bays so is also the largest. In its neutral state, the zone features four large seats on either side of the aisle. The two seats nearest the kitchen occupy the space over the wheel wells so they have no storage underneath. The faces of these seats fold out into the aisle to create a platform that can be covered with neighboring cushions to create a queen-sized sleeping area.
The next seat down on either side of the aisle can be raised or lowered to create a table surface for eating or working. This allows for up to four people to have table space without having to climb over each other. The final seat features a large lockable storage bay underneath. The flexibility of this zone allows it to accommodate a large number of conditions and situations.
Original article from Twisted Sifter.
Posted on August 5, 2013
Once in a while you’ve got to do something to attract a bit of attention towards the fact that more space is always needed. Let me explain… I have painted and am still working on so many new projects that are I’m running out of space of where to put them all.
Soooooooo I’m officially having a
…. “I take a lot of pride in my work and I hope I find a nice home for these babies” sale.
My paintings usually vary from anywhere to $75 to $600, so far, depending on the size and material.
Now you have a chance to have your own for 75% off.
Damn, that’s a lot!
(maybe I should rethink this)
Before I change my mind on this crazy notion…
Please Email me as soon as possible. First come, first serve. OBO
Please include the number of the canvas you are interested in.
So, last but not least here are the pieces for sale:
No.1 on 22×28 studio canvas $100 No.2 on a 16×20 studio canvas $90 (recently new)
No.3 on a 22×28 studio canvas $90 No.4 on a 16×20 studio canvas $80(recently new)
No.5 on a 22×28 studio canvas $80 No.6 on a 16×20 studio canvas $50
No.7 Signed PRINT 8.5×11 $10 No.8 Signed PRINT 8.5×11 $10I accept Paypal, Chase QuickPay, and old fashioned Cash. No refunds. Extra Costs may vary if shipping is asked. Please email if you have any questions or concerns.
Posted on July 15, 2013
Those pictures that have never made it to a post of their own.
Feel free to follow me on Instagram!
or on my Tumblr…
Picking up the booski. Working hard or hardly working.Kat being silly with her colorful ass scarf.On my way to a quick shopping adventure with Kat in Brooklyn.
Starting the weekend on a Wednesday. Gimme food
My godson Zj got to spend the day at the office, and of course he had some fun in the process.Zj being a boss at Kat’s desk.Selfies while I wait for the train. Listening to a lecture from the wise Cornel West at Q’s family church.Spike Hill bar in Williamsburg. Body art painting by me.
Dos XX. Chalk Drawings. Evil Eyes.
Posted on July 9, 2013
I like the fact that she came out looking as if she was in a fun house. But I have to admit, this one is not my favorite. Usually once I start a series the first canvas would come out looking pretty cool, but just like when you throw a ball for the first time since a long time, your next pitches are always better.
I wanted the background to be cooky, but not too much , and definitely dark.
I wanted this girl to be perceived as a show piece. Everyone wants her, she’s beautiful, but when no one is looking she’s so unhappy depressed as ever.
on a 16×20 in studio canvas.
Posted on May 31, 2013
This was one of those “in progress” shots I took. This canvas is official done, but ya won’t see it yet! (teasing)
Come to my show on June 6th to see it!
This is basically the story of my life.
I have no idea why I’m holding my boobs but I do know why I have paint in my fingers.
Is it 5 yet?
My pussy Vandal. ehehehe
Pina Coladas wit Kat and Marlene at Coney Island after work.
Posted on April 4, 2013
Posted on March 29, 2013
It was a long day. I had just left work which is shy about 20 minutes from Coney Island, hopped on the train and headed to the other side of the MTA map.
Gunhill in the Bronx to be exact.
I asked my loverboy Q to join me and watch, especially since he’s never really had the chance to observe me paint.
Let alone something that wasn’t a canvas.
I’m sure you all know who Misha is, ( especially if you keep up with my blog ) Misha is my bestfriend and photographer, and lately her current projects have included working with Derrick Clarke in making music videos. Now, she’s currently working on something a little different with video director Steve.
I haven’t painted , excuse me spray painted inthe longest time. It was actually when I painted next to Jasmine’s mural. Almost two years in June.
Not only was I excited, I was a little nervous.
Like this one for instance, I told him to get all the way on the floor and capture the shot with the cans peeking through.
He got it just right.
J and I
Q and I
Of course I had to get a shot of her sleeve. I added an old school ribbon with Jasmine’s name.
I hope you guys stay tuned to what’s coming ahead this summer.
Thank you Misha.