Category: indoor-outdoor

11 Sep 2017
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Copperwood – New Modern House 1

Copperwood – New Modern House 1 is coming along nicely.  Owners have lived in the home since October 2016 and we are looking forward to featuring this home on the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour in September 2017.  Check out the project page for the story.

01 Sep 2017
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Mid Mod Entry

Mid Mod Entry Wall frames entry and private moss garden in one move.  This Midcentury beauty has been completely enhanced inside and out.  Have a look at the project story here, and please visit later this year for planned fall 2017 photography!

25 May 2017
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New Modern House Meridian Hills

We were happy to have had the opportunity to help our interior design colleagues and their client solve their design dilemmas with a solid design concept for a New Modern House in Meridian Hills at the SW corner of 75th & Central.  It’s a great location and we wish them the best in the execution of the project.

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!

 

25 Apr 2017
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New Modern Renovation Williams Creek

Another great design project is underway for this New Modern Renovation on property bordering Williams Creek.  It may as well be a new home, as we are keeping only 20% of the existing house, but working to reclaim as much material as possible, and also integrate as many sustainable design opportunities as is feasible since our client desires a net zero solution.  This property abuts Williams Creek but is actually in the Town of Meridian Hills.  We look forward to engaging the beautiful site to achieve dramatic views and outdoor space – this view is from the wooded hillside (woods and wildlife not shown 🙂

08 Feb 2017
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Keep Chopping Wood

Keep on chopping wood at Copperwood – client living the dream taking advantage of a warm February day – little farmhouse in the distance.  Check out the latest updates to the project page here.

This project was designed by HAUS and built by WERK | Building Modern, our sister construction management company.  It is interesting to compare the projects we build versus the ones we do not build.  This project is one of the most successful realizations of Architect’s design intent of all of our recent projects.  Design concepts and alternatives along the way received the benefit of Architect daily oversight and clear communication at each step of the process, which is a major benefit of direct collaboration between Architect, trade contractors, and Owner.  Direct, clear communication by less parties may also translate into less time, less cost, and higher quality.

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.

13 Aug 2016
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Midcentury Gut Job Underway

Check out progress on this Midcentury Gut Job at 81st/Springmill area.  We are really excited about this one – it is pretty much a total redo both inside and out!  Check out the latest updates on the project page.