Archive for 'sculpture'

Green Crate Shelter

Living Pavilion Interior

Figment project worked to build the ‘Living Pavilion’ from their 2010 City of Dreams contest. This was the winning entry and was installed on Governors Island in New York for gatherings and activities on the island. The Living Pavilion was designed by Ann Ha and Behrang Behin.

From the Figment site…
Living Pavilion is a low-tech, low-impact installation that employs milk crates as the framework for growing planted surface similar to a green wall. Living Pavilion aspires to create a synthesis of form, structure, light and life. The pavilion’s surface is planted with hanging shade-tolerant plants that will provide an environment maintained at a cooler temperature because of evapotranspiration from the plants. At the end of the season, the pavilion’s modular design will allow easy disassembly and distribution of the planted milk crates to the New York area for use in homes, public places, and community gardens.

Living Pavilion Exterior Living Pavilion Interior

Crateman Strikes Again!

Part of the amazing crateman legacy, a new one in Cape Town, South Africa made of Coca-Cola crates. Crateman via Mental_Floss

Super Crate Tunnel, Belgium

I’ve written about this duo before and I’ve been saving this project for a sunny day. Winter/Hoerbelt’s 2003 project at the Beaufort Exhibition, in Belgium. This crate tunnel may not be dairy crates, but it’s damn impressive. –> translated article about the piece, and the photos page

Milk crates are everywhere online…

Crateman on the Water Tower

Milkcrates are all over the internet these days, and I’ve been seeing hits on my crate radar from every corner of the web. The above picture is from Australia, we’ve seen some of these before, but‘s forums have a nice little gallery of the lot.

Something called has a great post with all kinds of crate creations. –> How creative can you get with crates

One of my favorite sites, makezine has recently posted a milkcrate post as well. –> Milkcrate chandelier and roundup

Milkcrate furniture

Milkcrate furniture

Apartment wrote a great little piece about the transformative milkcrate and it’s many uses by designers and artists. Some of these works have already been seen here on Milkcrate (we are on the crate edge of the milkcrate lifestyle…but you know this) –> Reusing Milk Crates

Art making with metal(crates)

Fine art and metal(crates)

I don’t know why the scultor’s web site is called blue sloth. But, he makes some crazy stuff out of metal and he is fond of milkcrates. I’ve even posted about his once in the past. The pic above, shows the use of an old school metal milkcrate – the roots run deep. –> Tools of the Trade

Peter Simensky’s plywood milkcrate art

Peter Simensky's plywood milkcrates

I often mock those who pay for milkcrates. I’m usually talking about the people who buy those fake milkcrates from the big box stores. This is altogether different. Peter Simensky created the above crates for Artware in a limited edition of 100. They go for the bargain price of $1500. I say get them if you can, and ask him to send me one for the love of the form. –> Artware Editions –> I saw this here at –> Lacy Volk’s plywood milk crate

Cratehouse for Castleford: milkcrate tower in Yorkshire, England

Cratehouse for Castleford: Photo by Jonty Wilde

Cratehouse for Castleford: Photo by Jonty Wilde

Cratehouse at Castleford: Photo by Porl Medlock Cratehouse at Castleford: Photo by Porl Medlock Cratehouse at Castleford: Photo by Porl Medlock

Milkcrate construction is one of my favorite subjects. This tower was built (and sadly was only up for about 6 months) at the Yorkshire, England in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. From the press release: “German artists Winter/Hörbelt were commissioned by Arts Council England, Yorkshire to create Cratehouse for Castleford, a beautiful, light-filled structure constructed from shipping containers and bottle crates.” I love stuff like this, and it inspires me to do more building. –> Cratehouse at Castleford press release from September 18th, 2006

Crucified milkcrate man in Australia

A Milkcrate man on a Australian building

By far the Australians live the milkcrate lifestyle most freely. Once again from down under a large public milkcrate sculpture, in the form of a man has appeared. via Melbourne In Post here–> Milk Crate Man

Don Kahler video: Building a Milkcrate Stage

Don Kahler video: building a milkcrate stage

ICA Opening

This is way long overdue on this site. Don Kahler made this video that shows some of the process and thought behind my milkcrate stage from the SPACE1026 ICA show earlier this year. Watch the video, and big thanks to Don Kahler for letting me post it. Small version (5.5 Mbs) Hi-Res (15.5 MBs)