Construction is moving along quickly on our project on Glenora street, as the crew works to make the house weather tight before the snow hits. Below are some shots taken on Friday, showing the ground and second floor framing almost complete and the roof joists waiting to be installed. Hopefully we can keep the winter weather at bay until the windows arrive!
Construction has begun on our recently designed custom home in Old Ottawa East. We will post construction photos as the project progresses.
Our project on Bevan Avenue in Westoboro is nearing completion. Here are some progress photographs of the work, highlighting the exterior, kitchen, and fireplace.
We are happy to share some progress images for the residence we have designed on White Lake. While making the most of the impressive view, the cottage has been designed to give each room a slightly different experience of the lake. The bedrooms are more secluded and offer a more serene impression of the waterfront, whereas the living room's high glazed wall creates a more lively lake experience. Long story short, we could spend a lot of time here, hope the clients don't mind!
Ryan was featured in a discussion panel organized by the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects that was aimed at providing the general public with some insight into the profession. This is the first in the series of ORSA events that leads in to Architecture Week (Sept 29 - Oct 5).
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Framing is well under way for Project1 Studio's project on Bevan Avenue, however the weather has not made construction easy. The consistent snow fall has caused the framing crew to take on quite a bit of housing keeping to ensure that the untreated plywood and studs stay in pristine condition.
The two green canisters in the foreground are propane tanks which fuel the heaters for the workers. These have become essential now that the temperatures have plummeted. To the right of that on the ground you can see the floor system for the second floor bundled and ready for installation.
In the background you can see that the framing of the 19' tall walls for the double height space have been installed and temporarily braced. An interesting note here is that because of the cold temperatures a crane was used to lift these walls into place. In warm weather construction these walls would be tilted up by hand but because of the potentially slippery condition for the workers, and the weight of a wall that tall, a crane was used to eliminate that risk.
For anyone interested in structure, if you look beyond the propane tanks you will notice the entry of one of the units. You can see that some of that wall has been clad in plywood, and some has been clad in OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing. This is because a portion of this wall is to act as a shear wall to resist lateral forces on the structure. Plywood is a much stronger material than OSB, so it has been used here to ensure that the structure will stay rigid. And that nice window opening will stay square. And the project won't fall down.
We will provide more updates on this project as construction continues.
Footings have been poured on our project on Bevan Avenue. Updates and photos will continue as construction progresses! Let's hope for a warm and sunny November.
Construction is underway for our project on Bevan Avenue with Revelstoke Design and Build. Demolition is complete and excavation crews are on site! We will be posting construction photos as progress continues.
Let the fun begin! We had our first site visit today for a cottage we will be designing on White Lake. A beautiful fall day gave us a real appreciation of this special property and its amazing frontage onto the lake. Design updates to follow.
We are happy to announce the launch of our website. Our site will allow visitors to view our current and completed projects and will also provide a direct link to our social media contributions. Please check the 'events' section of our site regularly for updates on what we have completed and what we are about to get ourselves into!
Please look through the project images often, as we will be updating these frequently.