Tuesday, February 28, 2012

garage apartment

3-40' shipping containers joined together, backyard of a corner lot, parking access through an existing curb cut on the side of the property. the containers are divided into an efficiency with its own access and a separated storage area facing the back of the existing house.

the location of the 3 containers is given along with the existing curbcut, parking space is limited by the existing conditions. there are a couple of options im studying.

the site plan shows the existing conditions in white (outside the prop line). we can see our 3 containers on the upper right and our parking area access.

  the next images show some space studies for the container layout and structural reinforcement

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

green prototype

new work by the Cevallos Lofts, single story 1,300sf dwelling. this is the first and most basic of 3 prototypes.
the main info is ready to take to the SIPs panel manufacturer.

the highlite area is the conditioned space (indoors). The goal is to make the design as compact and affordable as possible as well as atractive.

in the last 6months, the general area of the site is under a high rate of transition. this next image shows a section cutting through the covered parking which also dubs as an access courtyard

the dwelling opens up to the back/main courtyard, keeping any oppening from the streetview absent creating a more abstract interesting space that could be interpreted as something besides a dwelling. even though from the street it might look like a flat roofline, it's actually a 2-12 L shaped shed roof.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

conc work

slab work done. weather's been hectic this last week. temperature goes up and down along with random showers

the slab will cure for about a week before framing starts, meanwhile it'll get sealed

a sea of reinforced concrete, it's more like a small lake... this image is right after the last pour yesterday

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Delaware under construction

existing conditions before demo

after demoing a couple of additions on the back of the existing structure, the site is prepped for slab work.
the existing structure has been leveled and the exisiting piers braced and reinforced, as well as regrading the crawlspace (the exisitng condition was ponding under the house on heavy rain).

prep work for the addition slab started as well, formwork is underway. we can see the steps leading down to the courtyard being formed

 a week later after the plumbing inspection steelwork started, grade beams are being fabricated and tied in

#7 rebar.! that's almost an inch in diam.

concrete work started this morning.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


covering the terrace, insulation, stucco and color done...
next, railings and stair...lantern columns will be wrapped with perf metal.