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…more
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