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the Ridge: al.most.finished!

It has been a couple of weeks since I visited the site and took these pictures… The Ridge is almost finished! Last week I heard the parging was being applied to the foundation. Would be nice to see that blue skin … Continue reading

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The Ridge: week 32

It’s been already a month now since I’m back from vacation (a 2 week visit to the Netherlands, and a short tour of Europe, of which I am hoping to show some pictures here in the near future) and it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice

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the Ridge: week 16

This week the roofers started installation of the metal roofing. Standing seam metal roofing Steel fascia The mechanical installers started with the heating system. The electric forced air system will be combined with an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) and an … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 14

All the doors and windows (manufactured by Innotech) are installed now and the garage slab is poured. Only the garage door needs to be installed and the house will be ‘locked up’! Interior framing is almost finished, too. Minutes after … Continue reading

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Wooden skyscrapers in BC

Vancouver architect Michael Green proposes to build skyscrapers with engineered wood for the structure, floors and walls. Engineered wood enables the use of low grade wood species like 2nd growth forests and beetle killed pine. No need to cut down … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 13

Well, we got a little touch of winter last week: temperatures below freezing and a couple of days of snow! Luckily the house on the Ridge is waterproof now and most walls are clad in Tyvek. No view of Mt. … Continue reading

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Evolver: Art = Architecture

Blending Art and Architecture in a sublime way, ‘Evolver’ is an an ingenious structure, designed and constructed by a team of 2nd year Swiss Architectural students. The visitor is lured into the coiling structure, which sits amidst pristine alpine scenery, … Continue reading

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the Ridge: Walls & Beams

Things are really moving ahead now! The basement exterior walls are framed up and being sheathed. And… the first load of glue-lam (deck) beams arrived yesterday! Today, timber framer Christopher Petersen shaped the beams to be installed tomorrow. The first … Continue reading

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the Ridge: level playing field!

Yesterday, the crew reached another major milestone: gravel was put down inside the lower foundation walls and compacted to create a level platform! Now, work will be a lot easier 🙂 Reason for a small party before going home! The … Continue reading

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