Often at the Kindlehill building site, heavy objects need to be moved. In keeping with an effort to keep carbon dioxide emissions low, and empower the humans working on-site rather than employing excess machinery, several large steel beams have been moved by many able bodies over the last week or so. This video captures one such moment, where workers formed the “legs” of what became known as a “steel caterpillar”, as it inched its way to a new resting place.
See more photos in the Chook House gallery.
Pundits call it the “Guggenheim of Chook Houses”, breathlessly comparing the iconic art gallery’s spiral design to Kindlehill’s chicken house (well at least Dave and myself did over a glass of wine).
Although there is one noticeable difference. Whereas Frank Lloyd Wright’s utilized a gentle helical spiral for the gallery’s interior, architect Jamie Brennan and the Landscaping Group applied the Golden Mean – a geometric ratio based on the proportions of nature – to the school’s chook palace.