Friday, December 9, 2011

conc work

the upper terrace is being poured this afnoon, we are having good weather the last couple of days.
next week we can install the roof and start work on the stair and railings.

here's a couple of views of the design's model

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Leigh dec

doors and windows are up, electrical, hvac ducts and plumbing are in place. on the exterior the lath was done earlier this week, today its ready for stucco, the scratch layer should be done today.

afetr the holyday break, cabinetry will be ready, drywall and fixtures as well. the stuff sticking out of the floor are the kitchen island utilities.
After the stucco is done, the set of windows on the front facade will have a larger element with louvers, combining both upper and lower windows as one big element.

the finish color on the tall volume to the right should be of a light color to resemble the white stucco on the neighboring white structure to the right.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

student housing

back on track after more than a year. the schematic design remains without major changes after revising a floodplane change on the site.
there's been a round of meetings to kickstart design development this last couple of weeks with civil and structural engineers to define which construction system will be used, there's a lot of work ahead.

this is a 20k sf apartment building focused on student housing near utsa main campus on the north side of town. the building consists of 3 levels and 27 unnits, 15 double occupancy and 12 single, each level houses 5 and 4 respectivly.

because of competing against larger apartment cmplexes with amenities like clubhouses and swimming pools. the design incorporates a covered outdoor 3 level communal space, intended to be used as an evening movie screening area. during the day, the area is shaded on its south and west exposures, as well as an outdoor fireplace for winter evenings.

on the opposite end there is a bus stop, the building's screen wall turns and reaches out towards it.

just finished a study model of the design to aid with the next round of meetings. a more detailed model to follow after design development.

Friday, September 30, 2011

wd framing is up

this week the wood framing and sheathing went up. now we can see the massing of both elements of the design side by side. the scale worked pretty good for its context.

the next two images are of the living space under the terrace

 Yesterday we meet with the plumbing crew sorting out how to run the vents though the framing, there were a couple of tricky spots right next to a tji.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Leigh St

Under construction
The site prep and foundation work were done a couple of weeks ago

The steel half of the structure is up, wd. framing will start this week.

Here's some images of the schematic design presented to the hdrc. The design is a conceptual extension of the two structures flanking the site, thus filling up the vacant site gap.

here's another image from the same angle

the steel structure we see, is the open covered terrace on the left side of the design.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New studio space

check my new digs

so when are you going to finish it?... osb is the finish   :}

y, the table is mdf

223 Delaware

Addition just passed HDRC, that's a flat roof throughout the new construction fyi... ; )

Here's a couple of sections thoughout the kitchen and fam areas, the addition steps down into the courtyard
and the flat roof planes are separated by clearstories.

The connection between the existing house and the new courtyard is helped by having
most of the vertical planes being transluscent and minimizing the tickness of the horizontal ones.

Friday, April 8, 2011

alamo beer

I put together this schematic for the owner of Alamo beer,... let's see what happens. even though the design
was site specific, key features and the main componnents plus scale are there... this images are not showing the site's feature that inspired the design

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


the corrugated siding is going up,...

most of the roofing is done

Mr. Fox on top of the tpo ready for decking