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.
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.
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