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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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LANCE ARMSTRONG BIKEWAY PROJECT_TUNNEL 02 INSTALLATION

Thursday, November 19, 2009
Jack Sanders / Myself (RGAY) managed to get the second Tunnel installed within a short timeline, but only with the help of Ben May / many thanks to Ben for the valuable contribution.//
This is the final installation of the TUNNEL elements for LAB. +/- 8hrs enabled us to turn a small overgrown patch of weeds (thanks City of Austin Rec Department/for weed eaters) to 12 new yellow steel loops.
Located on Cesar Chavez / West of Lamar Bridge.
We hope you enjoy, we are almost done, now on to the installation of the solar lights.



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LANCE ARMSTRONG BIKEWAY PROJECT_TUNNEL 01 INSTALLATION

Thursday, October 29, 2009
We (leah davis, robert gay, jack sanders) are excited to finally install one of the large sculptural pieces for the LAB AIPP project called the Tunnels. What a marvelous day to be in Austin and working with good friends to install these undulating ribs.

Throughout the process of fabrication we designed into the system a level of randomness, so that each tunnel piece would lean or sit in a different direction. (so it is purposeful). We also wanted to explore how the installation process could have some of that same randomness, by intuitively deciding on site what loops went where.

Tunnel 01 is in the ground. We are getting close, stayed tuned for more installation news as we finish this project this month.

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THOUGHTBARN_HELLO BIRDIE_GOURD ENSEMBLE

Thursday, October 15, 2009
We have jumped into the animal weekend here in Austin. We are submitting a birdhouse entry for the Uplift Austin charity event. Lucy and I used the gourd houses of the vernacular South as a launching point for our contribution.

Our Gourd Ensemble is made of 120 layers of laser cut corrugated cardboard, making a well-ventilated, camoflauged and ultimately biodegradable habitat for an extended family of purple martins. Our hope is that the birds will participate in the design and construction of the birdhouse by filling in the corrugations with twigs and pine straw. Then, as the cardboard gradually biodegrades, a second bird-designed home emerges.

Support the cause by participating in the silent auction, hope to see you there.






PROJECT DESIGNERS:
LUCY BEGG / ROBERT GAY
VOLUNTEER: MARINA STOYNOVA
FABRICATION: BBIITT

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THOUGHTBARN_WOXY ON AIR ROOM

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
We recently helped WOXY move into their new on air room at ME television earlier this fall. Here are some images from the construction of the new space and new DJ desk.








THOUGHTBARN PROJECT TEAM:
DESIGN:
ROBERT GAY
JACK SANDERS
PLYWOOD FURNITURE/ DESIGN/FABRICATE:
ROBERT GAY
JOHN ALGOOD
JOHN HART ASHER
FINISH OUT:
ROBERT GAY
JACK SANDERS
JOHN ALGOOD
LASER CUT WOOD SIGNAGE:
BBIITT





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THOUGHTBARN_ON THE BOARDS_1205 SINGLETON ADDITION

Thursday, September 17, 2009
We are excited to be working on an addition to a residence in east austin. We are liking the restricting budget, it always gets our creative juices flowing.
More soon.




THOUGHTBARN_ NEW FRIEND _SANS FACON'



We were shortlised for a project (New Cultural Center) in Arlington, Va. in June 2009.

On that visit I had the pleasure of meeting Sans Facon'. , a group from Glasgow, Scotland. (Tristen Surtees / Charles Blanc). We spent a good couple of days discussing art, architecture, and visiting the cultural community of Washington DC area.
I hope we can collaborate with these two soon. Check out their work, it is pretty great.


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THOUGHTBARN_SUMMERTIME 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009
WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NEW SITE , WHICH WILL BE OUT SOON.

IN THE MEANTIME, HERE IS A LOOSE COLLECTION OF IMAGES FROM THE PROJECTS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS SUMMER.

ALSO SOME IMAGES FROM OUR RECENT RECHARGE TRIP TO FRANCE / ENGLAND /.


THOUGHTBARN_DBA_WOXY STUDIOS RENOVATION_AUGUST 2009

ALLEY_GRAFFITTI ART SHOW_SWELL_JUNE 2009

THOUGHTBARN_105 DEGREE GRINDING_JULY 2009

THOUGHTBARN_BBIITT_TIME COUNTER_JUNE 2009

THOUGHTBARN_TILE PROTOTYPES_RECYLED STOP SIGNS.

TORONTO AIRPORT_RICHARD SERRA SCULPTURE_JULY 2009

WASHINGTON D.C GRAFFITTI SHOW_JUNE 2009

ARLES, FRANCE. 2009

ARLES, FRANCE.

FRANCE 2009

THOUGHTBARN_DESIGN BUILD ADVENTURE_MOHAWK MISTER JUNE 2009

SUMMER VACATION W/BEGGS_LACOSTE, FRANCE. 2009

SUMMER VACATION WITH BEGGS / CHURCH/WINDMILL FRANCE

LAB / TUNNEL BASES ON THE WAY TO POWDERCOATING / JULY 2009

LAB/ PAINT APPLICATION / TUNNEL FOOTINGS / AUGUST 2009

LAB_BENCH INSTALLATION / AUGUST 2009

LAB / CONCRETE FORMWORK IMPRINTS

VACATION WITH THE BEGGS / GORDES, FR. JULY 2009


FOLD FURNITURE_COFFEE TABLE / BLACK/WHITE

LONDON DINNER PARTY / JULY 2009

THOUGHTBARN/BBIITT_NEW FURNITURE PROTOTYPE. DESK.

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