Category: construction process

11 Sep 2017
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Copperwood – New Modern House 1

We are happy to report that Copperwood – New Modern House 1 has weathered its first year of occupancy.   Our clients for this brand-new design/build project have lived in the home since October 2016 and we are looking forward to being featured on the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour in late September 2017.  It’s always great to see old friends and meet new ones at the show, so we hope you’ll stop by for a visit!  Check out the project page for the story.

08 Aug 2017
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Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of New Modern House Ditch located on Ditch Road north of 96th (a couple lots north of the big radio tower).  Owners have lived in the home since late 2016 and are settling-in.  Landscaping and furnishings are taking root and we look forward to sharing more in the coming months!

20 May 2017
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Midcentury Move In

Midcentury Move In is 95% complete – exterior hardscape, southside privacy fence, exterior painting, porch screens, and landscaping along with some interior odds-and-ends are all that remain.  Substantial completion has been achieved (this means the project is available for its intended use).  It’s an exciting time on West 81st Street!

03 May 2017
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Construction Progress

We have a lot of projects underway with construction progress to report.  This project, New Modern House 3 located in Chicago, is coming along slowly but surely.  Original cement board siding has been substituted with brick masonry which is currently in-progress.  The original color palette remains intact and the dark colored brick was a nice choice.  Please check back for new updates as we try to keep up with all the new project news!

 

09 Dec 2016
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Slow Architecture

Slow Architecture – We are intrigued by this article about “Slow Philosophy – doing things at the right speed/pace” and how it may apply to architecture.  We are saving it here for future reference.  It’s true that American society always seems in a big rush, and we sometimes feel pressured to go faster and faster.  Is faster better, or is it better to savor the journey, not just the finish line?

Check it out here via DWELL

Slow Architecture - Therme Vals / Designed by architect Peter Zumthor
Slow Architecture – Therme Vals / Designed by architect Peter Zumthor

The Time, Cost, Quality trio is always a valuable thing to discuss with our clients.  Do they want it fast and cheap?  If yes, then the quality is going to be low.  Do they want high quality and a reasonable price?  Then time may be the sacrifice.  As with all design + construction projects, one needs to find the right balance of client priorities translated into the dream and then executed accordingly in built form.