Surprise Ideas: Function after form: from old auto repair to live/work space …….

 

 

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Published on May 14, 2017

Two decades ago, architects David Yocum and Brian Bell were new to Atlanta and looking for an abandoned building that they could “reimagine”. They found their opportunity in a crumbling former auto repair shop. Yocum bought it for $40,000 and spent the next three years working nights and weekends to make it into a home for himself and his wife.

Most of the roof had already collapsed so Yocum removed what remained over the front half of the building and created an open courtyard. Since the remaining building had no windows, to add light, he installed a wall of glass doors for the front and skylights. To insure that the back of the building- at the time the bedroom and living room- wouldn’t be too dark, he didn’t build any solid walls inside the structure. Instead the rooms in the middle of the space- the kitchen, mechanical room and bathroom- have “slivers” for walls to filter light from the front to the back.

“If we had solid walls and no skylights it would be quite oppressive,” explains Yocum. “So if you imagine the idea of a skylight where you’re cutting a hole to the sky, the same attitude was taken with these walls. Instead of having solid walls we would have just a series of small slivers.”

Yocum and Bell began their architecture practice (BLDGS) in the front of the building, but eventually, both the firm and Yocum’s wife wanted more space, so the couple moved out and today the entire space is an office.

The exterior of the building still retains the abandoned look, mostly due to the sealed-shut windows, and the architects like keeping it anonymous. “It’s in the heart of the city, but it’s also a bit of an oasis”.

Inside, now that the courtyard is exposed to the elements, the walls change with the years: paints falls off, the metal windows develop more and more patina. For Yocum and Bell, this aging is a beautiful thing.

“Beauty can be found in a lot of places,” explains Yocum who thinks the reimagining of buildings can be done more often. “It’s no different from a city that’s been around for 600 years, is that you find ways to reuse structures and you discover what you can and you turn it into something new. It’s a very natural approach to things. I think what’s interesting is that it can lead to unexpected situations. ”

BLDGS Architects: http://www.bldgs.org/

Photo credit: interior photo- Dwight Eschliman http://eschlimanstudio.com/; all others- BLDGS

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To Christen The Future ‘Sitt Nyein Aye Arts & Cultural Center’……. Happening Today May 21st. 2017 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM In Trinidad.Colorado.!…….

 To Christen The Future ‘Sitt Nyein Aye Arts & Cultural Center’…….May 21st. at 3:00 PM In Trinidad.Colorado…….

Sunday May 21st 3-7 MST

Amato Lumber 224 E. Godding Street, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082

 

 

 

Trinidad Colorado. ‘KINSHIP OF RIVERS FESTIVAL’ Sunday May 21st 3-7 MST Amato Lumber 224 E. Godding Street, Trinidad. Colorado. 81082…

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Acclaimed Laureate Wang Ping Returns to ‘The Colony’, Trinidad Colorado. ‘KINSHIP OF RIVERS FESTIVAL’ Sunday May 21st 3-7 MST Amato Lumber 224 E. Godding Street, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 As promised the irrepressible Wang Ping is returning to Trinidad Colorado with her Kinship of Rivers Festival to prepare traditional Chinese dumplings. Her backdrop will be in the Amato Lumber Yard (The Diamond in the Rough) where her ‘Kinship of Rivers’ flag installations will be on display, share stories and christen the future ‘Sitt Nyein Aye Arts & Cultural Center’. [ 45 more words ]

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Wang Ping’s ‘Kinship of Rivers Festival’ Sunday 21st, Trinidad Colorado

Acclaimed Laureate Wang Ping Returns to ‘The Colony’, Trinidad Colorado. ‘KINSHIP OF RIVERS…

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Wang Ping , May 2017 is at Sitt’s Studio!

Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’, Trinidad Colorado

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Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

Wang Ping ‘Kinship of Rivers’ Project Returns to ‘The Colony’. Trinidad Colorado

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As promised Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping returns to The Colony to prepare her Traditional Chinese Dumpling. Kinship of Rivers continues to inspire unity and bring respect to our most precious commodity, water. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life and Wang Ping made the pilgrimage to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, along the Cannon Ball River. It became a sacred journey, a story you must hear.

Ms. Ping will share her tales of life and the people who inspired them, along the river. It’s not just about dumplings, it’s about life, cultures, diversity as well as commonalities that make us uniquely human. Kinship is a bond that needs few worlds to describe for it is more a feeling of deeper understanding, trust and sanctuary, a novelty in today’s world. She’ll be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082 on May 21st at 3:00 pm.

Renowned Artist/Activist Sitt Nyein Aye of Burma will also be painting Murals and Big & little kids are most welcome to participate with Sitt and express themselves in color. Wang Ping will display her Everest Flag Installations. Everyone can create a flag with personal statements, concerns prayers or whatever floats their canoe in the spirit of sharing and cultural expression.

Visitors from around the planet encouraged to bring their traditional regalia, music, and stories, join in on the conversation. If you’re from another universe, ‘Sí, hablamos Pleiadean & Andromedian’. Carbon and sodium based life forms welcome. Abductions and probing prohibited where posted.  BYOAC: Bring Your Own Aluminum Cap. Bring sense of humor

Minstrels welcome to wandering about eh. Hopefully a mix of cultures will converge on this humble little gathering to give a truly international flavor to this humble event. Human beings from a throughout the universe and multi dimensional planes are invited to celibate water with Wang Ping, Sitt Nyein Aye and the artists from ‘The Colony’.

Regardless of the state of it’s state of matter, water is water.

Wang Ping will be at the Amato Lumber Yard Complex, 224 E. Godding, Trinidad, Colorado, on Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm.

Open agenda & room for improv. 

Info: noveho@gmail.com, ask for Guido, Capice?

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair  

Buffalohair: Legendary Burmese Activist/Artist Sitt Nyein Aye Appears in Trinidad / Colorado Art Gallery…..

Buffalohair: Legendary Burmese Activist/Artist Sitt Nyein Aye Appears in Trinidad / Colorado.

A huge Art Gallery is in the works! Yes, Buffalohair is busy making a huge Gallery for artists to rent spaces for showing and selling their works of Art to the World!

On two large city blocks which will be named after the …..

Legendary Burmese Activist/Artist Sitt Nyein Aye!

Where he will also have his own, First Class Gallery!

Yes, every thing will be First Class when Buffalohair is done creating his own work of art ,this Gallery!

Jage:)

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Buffalohair: Legendary Burmese Activist/Artist Sitt Nyein Aye Appears in Trinidad, Colorado Art Gallery

At  Art Gallery located in the budding Art Colony called Trinidad Colorado an artist busily prepares his paints, sketches and a massive canvas stretching 1.95 meters X 5.49 meters. What started out as a simple project to design and paint a Thingyan Festival poster for a Buddhist Monastery turned into quite an eye pleasing event for the discerning art aficionado. Folks were fortunate to find the reclusive Sitt Nyein Aye in his element creating with brush in hand.

Since the project was so big it was fortunate gallery owner was  more than happy to accommodate Sitt with a well lit and secure location where he could paint this giant poster. The Thingyan Celebration and Water Festival was going to begin on April 18 in Austin Texas so Sitt had little time to spare and it was already April 10th. Within 2 full days and part of the 3rd day Sitt completed this enormous poster, from a raw roll of canvas to a completed work of art.

See the evolution of the poster on this video provided;

As mesmerized onlookers watched in awe, he performed his magic and transformed this blank roll of canvas stroke by colorful stroke. Little did anyone know he was an accomplished artist whose works hanging in museums, galleries and personal collections around the world but it was clear he was ‘The Real Deal’. His journey to this humble art community was not just a matter of moving from Texas to Colorado it was an epic journey for Sitt was also a political exile from his homeland of Burma.

His escape from the clutches of the military dictatorship was nothing short of a miracle for he and his friend escaped with just the cloths on their backs in 1988 when Burma was in transition, from one military dictatorship to another. Sitt was not only an accomplished and renowned artist, he was a restaurateur, and a journalist who’s newspapers sold throughout the South Asian region. He was also a political activist who was very critical of the previous military regimes who ruled Burma with an Iron fist.

With a new dictator coming into power, General Than Shwe, Sitt was targeted for torture and death. He was on the hit list of ‘Intellectuals’ that posed a political threat to the new military dictatorship. Sitt escaped with the cloths on his back leaving behind a popular newspaper, restaurants, home and his beloved gallery/studio. He lived in the jungle with other pro democracy activists and jungle fighters for three years before finding asylum in India. The tale of survival and being hunted by the military is an epic tale unto itself.

He spent 16 years in India where his artistic prowess was utilized by the government in a multitude of ways, from travel brochures, booklets, maps to painting larger than life portraits of the royal families that still hang in the royal grounds of India to this day. His love of Burma was unsurpassed and though he was a wanted man within his homeland he continued to support the democracy movement by painting and selling his works to finance organizations both within Burma and abroad.

His works always commanded high prices at gallery auctions and all the proceeds went to his comrades while not keeping a cent to himself. There are so many layers to Sitt Nyein Aye for he was recognized as a child prodigy when he was very young. His list of achievements over the years are endless. As for his successful businesses, newspaper and other things he left behind, it was not a big thing to loose his possessions. Sitt faced rags to riches on more than one occasion in Burma’s turbulent history but loosing his mother while in exile was the only thing he looked back on with great sadness.

I watched as a local newspaper reporter and Sitt discussed the arts but I knew what lay between the lines, the hardships, sorrows and joy Sitt experienced in his epic tale surviving insurmountable odds. Now here was Sitt smiling and laughing with fellow artists and a newsman chatting about this poster and I said to myself, “If only they knew the saga of this Burmese Pro Democracy Icon and the numerous accomplishments and sacrifices he made for Burma and his people, if only they knew”.

Sitt is one of the hallowed ‘Old Guard’ of Burma’s Democracy Movement, long before Daw Aung San Suu Kyi entered the arena and he continues to be an activist and proponent of freedom and civil society. Maybe one day real democracy will come to Burma, not this photo-op democracy made for the western media and tourists dollar. Sitt’s only wish would come true and maybe we can enjoying a spot of tea in the shadow of the Dhammayangji Temple in his place of birth Bagan, once Burma is truly free.

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair

FROTH MORTON’S BIG DAY…. / 2007 ..

FROTH MORTON’S BIG DAY…. / 2007

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FROTH MORTON’S BIG DAY….

After a wonderful day at his favorite mental health facility and 60,000 volts of elector shock therapy, Froth Morton gathered up all 12 of his brain cells.

“Hmm, what did I learn today?” he thought as he scanned the list of things he “should” try to avoid, and it read.

“Froth Morton, please follow the doctors instructions, this time.

1.Stay away from small animals, like squirrels and other fuzzy creatures.

2.Avoid hardware stores, cutlery shops, and firearms stores.

3.Stay out of Iran, just because one raving lunatic wants to start a war to keep his cronies in the industrial War Machine supplied with American tax payers hard earned dollars is no excuse.

4.Don’t worry about health care or social issues that are affecting the citizens of this nation, no one else is. And by the way, the hospital is going to seize all your worldly possessions to cover you’re expenses. Eventually you will debt free but homeless.

5.You are not of retirement age as of yet so you don’t have to find a crime family to join to supplement your Social Security Benefits. Fact is, there will be no Social Security by the time you are of retirement age anyway.

6.You have to quit sending threatening letters to Gale Norton. The addition of talcum powder in the envelope with the word “anthrax” was very disruptive.

7.Ann Little Running Deer is not “your goddess” so stop stealing her underwear and building alters in her honor in the parkings lot of the Smithsonian OR the Hard Rock Café.

8.Stop wearing those stupid aluminum hats. Neutrinos, Alpha and Beta particles, secret messages from George Bush, and lice are not conspiring against you in an elaborate form of mind control. In all reality, George has missed many of his therapy sessions anyway.

9.Dick Cheney is not the re-incarnate of Benito Mussolini. Just because he is a pious self absorbed swine hell bent on enriching Halliburton via the Iraqi War. And no, he is not the puppet master and George is not his puppet. The Illuminati Skull or Bones pulls George’s strings anyway, you know, that “New World Odor” his dad started.

10. So what if 80% of the wealth of this nation is owned by 4% of the population. The other 96% of the population can live quite nicely on the remaining 20%, less the taxes, health care costs, rising fuel costs and a crumbling bogus economy. But having a cast iron umbrella while walking down Wall Street would not be a bad idea though, remember Black Tuesday?”

Invigorated by his visit to the Mental Health facility, he decided to run for the presidency of the United States of America. After all he was totally insane and that seems to be a prerequisite and well Froth Morton has all the qualifications.

Buffalohair
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7.Ann Little Running Deer is not “your goddess” so stop stealing her underwear and building alters in her honor in the parkings lot of the Smithsonian OR the Hard Rock Café.

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I know folks, he is just seeing if I really do read his work Wink