MAKE / DESIGN / BUILD

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Curtis Residence

Custom residence in Ocean Beach by Architect Rudiger Thierhoff. Built by F. Math Lorenz with Jason X. Lane between 2005-2007.

Friedman Bath House

Outdoor shower made of recycled windows, doors & clawfoot tub.  It drains into the garden and is ideal for moonlight baths.bath haus (1)

Storage Bench

Designed to be used as seating and for stashing toys and equipment.  I made it from Douglas fir 1by2 stock, and blended the lip into the front side so you can’t really tell it’s openable.
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 Tracked Rolling Door

Moveable door to open up or seal off backyard from patio.

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Hill House in Minnesota

Weathered barn planks used for interior wall behind fireplace.

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Handmade Amphibious Craft

Made entirely of plywood & 2by4s to navigate the waterways of NY. This craft was later transformed into a sarcaphogus by the art collective DEARRAINDROP for a show at Deitch Gallery in 2004.

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 Stormwater Management System

Using a downspout bypass to keep a few old olive barrels topped off, the system can capture enough rain to hydrate a 25′ by 30′ rooftop garden filled with trees, vines, shrubs and plants.  There is also a hacked sump pump & hoses to distribute water elsewhere if needed.
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“R3D20”

This broken sand filter machine was discarded in our garage space by a pair of disgruntled fishmongers.  A coat of gold paint and an old boiler thermometer was all it took to turn the shell into a beerbot.

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ROOFTOP GARDEN DECK

In Brooklyn, it’s all about having a killer outdoor space to enjoy the few parts of the year that the weather is agreeable.  Over the course of a few years, I developed our barren rooftop into a thriving green zone in which to relax, have BBQs & escape the metropolitan grind.I made a ton of planter boxes, trellises, windscreens, rainwater collectors, and benches with salvaged materials from my work at Build it Green NY.