December 2011

19 Dec Look Out Pisa

During our second design/build workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico this coming March, our team of RAW students will have a mere 6 days (72 hours to be precise!) to design and build a complete project.  To be successful (and we will), a lot of planning and collaboration...

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22 Nov We Must Do Better

In my practice, I talk to clients about the link between the benefit of a project and the burden thereof.  I explain the hidden things we’re inadvertently designing – the forests of the west, the impact of a church on its neighbors, the quality of...

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27 Jul Closing in!

Monday, July 25, 2011 [gallery columns="2" orderby="title"] Corrugated metal is hard to cut. We also found out that we didn’t build in enough reveals. To take away the glare and age the metal, we painted the steel with Muriatic Acid, which ate right through the sponges. It...

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27 Jul Two days left…

Sunday, July 24, 2011 [gallery columns="2"] Only 2 full work days left! Today we know our challenges, and we set to work. I’m “traded” to the gathering space team once again. We all rotate teams twice. This allows the opportunity for people to share thoughts, designs, and...

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27 Jul Threading and thoughts

Thursday, July 21, 2011 [caption id="attachment_1522" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Tight fit. We designed it this way, of course. Andy has mad skills. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1521" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Rebar where an ancor bolt should be? Just tap it yourself! Too easy. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1520" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="The wall at the...

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