Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tom's Architecture Blog: Red Barn Gallery

Here's another architectural blog from Tom: 
Red Barn Gallery

How about a change?  Rather than bashing architects and complaining about all of the bad architecture out there, how about featuring one that is positive and good?  This one, in my humble opinion, fits the bill – the Red Barn Gallery located in Marquette, Nebraska.
Part of a 40-acre arts district, the Red Barn Gallery will serve as the public entry point and interpretive center for an Art Farm – an artist residency program that provides studio space in exchange for labor on an ongoing project on the farm.  The barn has been salvaged and moved to its new site.  The project is still in the fund raising stage of the project, and has been since 2005.  But the end goal is to masterfully restore and repurposed the barn for its new use.  Construction will be a collaborative effort of the architects, resident artists, and the Art Farm staff.  Here are some great pictures of the project that I cribbed from both the architect’s and Art Farm’s websites.

Moving the barn


  Artist rendering of the completed project

Architect’s model

Artist rendering of the gallery space

Check out more images at the architect’s website and other links below.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next