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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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