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observational things in the world

THOUGHTBARN_BLACK HOUSE

Tuesday, March 31, 2009



a project under development, some early studies. stay tuned for more.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recently, I was asked by the editor of TEXAS ARCHITECT to submit a proposal to re-use an abandoned Circuit City building here in Austin. It was a good quick little study into the possibilities of these horrible places in the American Landscape. I sort of went for it and included this text as well:
"Big Box Retail has failed the American Landscape and failed the American People. This developmental model depletes the land and leaves it with remnants of a broken model.
This proposal looks at how, commerce could become more localized, how it could be an integrated model of development. Using surplus shipping containers from the failed global market, we pool these resources to help instigate new models of commerce where the individual is driver and the local market becomes the driving force for economy.
It proposes to shade itself. it proposes to fuel itself from the sun. It proposes to help people start a new life, it proposes to nurture the land, it proposes community, it proposes a responsible way to reach the American Dream. "


A little intense.




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HERE ARE SOME PREVIEWS OF THE LAB SIGNS THAT WE GOT CUT. THANKS TO AQUAJET FOR HELPING US OUT WITH THESE, AS WELL AS THE CITY OF AUSTIN SIGNS DEPARTMENT. WE RECYLCED STOP SIGNS TO BECOME OUR NEW SIGNS FOR THE LANCE ARMSTRONG BIKEWAY PROJECT, THEN CNC MILLED OUR GRAPHICS INTO THE OLD STOP SIGNS.






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