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November 28, 2013

TBARN + THANK YOU

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August 08, 2013

Dave Mead Photographer shoots some images on Santa Anna

We love Dave Mead. Friend, teammate, swell gentlemen. Dave was gracious enough to shoot the Santa Anna House right before it was occupied. We love the raw spaces Dave captured. They are up on…

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We love Dave Mead. Friend, teammate, swell gentlemen. Dave was gracious enough to shoot the Santa Anna House right before it was occupied. We love the raw spaces Dave captured. They are up on the site, check them out, check him out.

 

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August 08, 2013

Works In Progress / YMCA Community Garden

Shadow study artifacts from the tool shed we are building as part of the overall garden.

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Shadow study artifacts from the tool shed we are building as part of the overall garden.

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August 08, 2013

GUERILLA SUIT_Phase Two Under Construction

We are half way through the Guerilla Suit World HQ. Here are some developement images of the screen wall we are currently working on. 

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We are half way through the Guerilla Suit World HQ. Here are some developement images of the screen wall we are currently working on. 

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June 21, 2013

Escaped Infrastructure included in the PAN Year in Review 2013 Awards !

Our temporary installation, Escaped Infrastructure, we completed last year was included in this year's 2013 PAN year in Review 2013 Awards ! We are excited to have been included in this list of…

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Our temporary installation, Escaped Infrastructure, we completed last year was included in this year's 2013 PAN year in Review 2013 Awards ! We are excited to have been included in this list of the 50 best public art projects in the States for 2012. 

http://www.artsusa.org/pdf/networks/pan/YIR13_ProjectList_Final.pdf

Our project was included in the Honoring Materials Category: 

Honoring the Material:

These projects share a desire to explore and exploit the potential of their chosen material. While
playing off their locations, to varying degrees, the primary driver in all cases seems to be what could
be achieved aesthetically through the enjoyment of materials and form - sculpturally, structurally,
technically, kinetically, dramatically, metaphorically, and adventurously in terms of scale and
expressiveness. Strong aesthetic statements are made exploring the qualities of softness and
hardness, malleability and resistance, repetition and rhythm, light and movement.

This is our second inclusion the PAN Year in Review awards. Our other project, CO2 LED, a collaboration with Design Build Adventure, Museum of Wonder, was included in the 2008 list. 

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April 26, 2013

Santa Anna Progress

Thoughtbarn is well in the thick of it at present.  Our construction team has been hard at work completing the build for Santa Anna. Here are some photos from the progress. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thoughtbarn is well in the thick of it at present.  Our construction team has been hard at work completing the build for Santa Anna. Here are some photos from the progress. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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April 26, 2013

THOUGHTBARN ON INSTAGRAM

Photography speaks louder than words sometimes. Keep up with our projects and progress on Instagram. http://instagram.com/thoughtbarn.

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Photography speaks louder than words sometimes. Keep up with our projects and progress on Instagram. http://instagram.com/thoughtbarn.

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April 14, 2013

NORTH AUSTIN COMMUNITY GARDEN / YMCA CONCEPT STUDIES

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April 11, 2013

THOUGHTBARN + Microsoft SXSW

We had a whirlwind two weeks when Microsoft commisioned us to build out their temporary space for SXSW. Working with our project partners, Guerilla Suit, Heston Studio and Giant Noise we designed…

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We had a whirlwind two weeks when Microsoft commisioned us to build out their temporary space for SXSW. Working with our project partners, Guerilla Suit, Heston Studio and Giant Noise we designed out a raw space into work/playspace that held presentations, served drinks and hosted bands / digital platform showcases.

With the extremely tight deadline (10 days) , we employed the used a kit of parts of steel saw horse leg, prefabricated work table legs, and plywood to add a bit of warmth to the space. 

With a bit of determination, and the skilled hands of Jon Davidson of DoeFabCo, Connor Finn, and Damon Faulkner, the space was ready to be filled with Microsoft gadgets and techies. 

Our crew arrived to set up the commissioned furniture against the backdrop of an in-progress mural. 

Not before long, the space had been transformed into a bustling meet up spot for festival goers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our furniture allowed the tech set to check out the Microsoft programs and products that were being showcased.

 The bright, primary colors we used for the furniture were complimented by a vibrant mural and lighting installation.

 

A charging station fabricated by BBIITT gave visitors a chance to recharge. 

Here's to a successful SXSW 2013. See you there next year! 

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March 05, 2013

Things Are Being Built

Tbarn to-do lists are all construction details and job site visits these days.  We've got two residential projects under construction (Santa Anna new-build and Big Bend renovation), phase 02 of…

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Tbarn to-do lists are all construction details and job site visits these days.  We've got two residential projects under construction (Santa Anna new-build and Big Bend renovation), phase 02 of Guerilla Suit offices being installed and a signage project for a park in Arlington, VA about to start fabrication.

Then we jumped into the SXSW mayhem with a fast-track build out for Microsoft's temporary space during the festival, in partnership with our friends at Giant Noise and Guerilla Suit.  We've had a 10 day timeframe to make a series of custom work-tables, charging stations and bars. Things have been kept simple with off the shelf elements, plywood and lvls and primary color spray paints. This is a situation in which having close ties to a local network of makers and collaborators makes all the difference. Jon Davidson of DoeFabCo, maestro carpenter Connor Finn and Damon Faulkner have all graciously given up evenings and weekends at short notice to help us meet the deadline. We're intrigued to see all the different pieces - furniture, lighting, interactive elements, graphics, artwork – each of which is being managed by an independent team, come together in time for the techies to descend this weekend!

Big Bend // new bedroom in the live oak canopy

Big Bend // stairs to new addition

Big Bend // opening up the existing ground floor

Guerilla Suit Phase 02 // cabinetry build-out

Guerilla Suit Phase 02 // cabinetry under construction by Hatch Workshop

Santa Anna // with shiny new roof and the first leaves of spring, ready for siding

Santa Anna // looking snug, with new coat of bio spray-foam (soy-based) and big sliding doors

Santa Anna // showing off new windows and roof

MS SXSW // colorful sawhorse table legs

MS SXSW // tool-stand-coffee-tables and lvl-bar-tops

- LB

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