Work wrapped up this summer on Bittertang Farmsâ€™ installation at Ragdale, the nonprofit artistsâ€™ community in Chicagoâ€™s North Shore suburbs, and true to its plans the straw amphitheater springs forth from a lush hillside in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Studio Gangâ€™s treehouse revamp of Writers Theatre isnâ€™t the only North Shore performance space to dance with organic forms. Designers Michael Loverich and Antonio Torres of The Bittertang Farm won $15,000 to install a temporary stage for performances in Lake Forest, where renderings show sculpted piles of hay and wavy architectural forms that â€œmelt into the existing landscape.â€
Michael Loverich of Bittertang Farms, a firm recently announced as an inclusion in AIA New York’s New Practices New York exhibition, will be discussing his practice in a lecture affiliated with the upcoming show. The firm, or rather the farm’s unconventional name is reflected in projects that tend to stray into the realms of the organic and the sensory. Loverich partnered with Antonio Torres to form Bittertang, which has offices in New York and Southern Mexico. Entitled “Make It Squeel!!!!,” Loverich’s talk will be held on April 16th at 5:30 in the HÃ¤fele Showroom.
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