Monday, March 26, 2012

General Up-To-Dateness

Nice decorative detail with the flying rafter...

 This is the first green roof that I've felt really confident about the design of! Here is the drainage system we figured out, utilizing a PVC shower drain that clamps firmly around the EPDM pond liner: 

Mike did a really nice job trimming up the cob walls on the interior... we're getting ready for plaster!

The Carlton house is still looking great. I'm living in it with Danielle and Leo! We love it. I'm very excited to start working on Phase 2, which should be soon, as I just began talks with an engineer today who will help me submit the design for a permit.

The garden is beginning to take shape!... Danielle's taking it on, and has put a lot of effort into it thus far.

Here you can see the new addition onto the original shed (off to the left in the photo). It has the beginnings of a wood rack, and will eventually be enclosed on the side and back, and will have a lot more built in storage racks/shelves. I look forward to a more organized work site this year.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Roof Work

The roof system on this building is really coming together. I love the play between the three major breaks in the roof line. The roundwood/shingled roof system over the entrance to the building came out unexpectedly well (considering that we mostly forgot about it until the building had already taken shape).

I will wholeheartedly admit that below is the strangest angle at which to view the roof. It looks broken in an odd way. But an awkwardly charming way, perhaps? It was an experiment.

an update via your eyes