Baldridge Architects, in its ongoing relationship with Stubbs Barbeque and Waller Creek Amphitheater (located in downtown Austin, Texas) was engaged to fit out the interior of a disused 1970s Airstream trailer and to convert it into a “greenroom” for the artists playing at Stubbs.
Although we played with a number of schemes, our timeline was compressed. Ultimately we were given a three-week deadline to create a design and crane it into Stubbs on the same day a crane was scheduled to remove the smoker in connection with The Austin City Limits Music Festival.
We worked closely with Pilgrim Builders (acting as designers and craftspeople) to produce a truly unique environment in a scant two weeks. As we left on the Friday before ACL, Manu Chao and his band were warming up. By the end of its first weekend of existence, it served as the temporary home for Bright Eyes, Iron and Wine and Jim James.