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Saturday, July 23, 2011 [gallery columns="2" orderby="ID"] Hot air balloons. A night at the Abode let me awake early (5.20am) to scramble to the top of the rocks to catch the first glimpse of the sun over the ponderosas. You know when you can see the outline...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 [gallery] Last night we had a crazy storm. The lightning was in the distance at bedtime; we thought it was heat lightning. Then, around 1am it became clear that the increasing frequency and velocity of the lightning and thunder that this storm was...

Sunday, July 17, 2011 [gallery columns="2"] Today, dirt has a new meaning. So does formwork, and accounting for material thickness. It's nice to become more and more versatile and comfortable with power tools, work-arounds, and jumping around lines that are marking the buildings. Tomorrow the concrete guys come....

Monday, July 25, 2011 [caption id="attachment_1552" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="concrete as wood"][/caption] I love the plasticity of concrete and it's ability to change its characteristics...

[gallery] Thursday, July 14 Today we are faced with detailing the vision. We have the basic scheme, but there are oh-so-many unknowns. Retaining wall as separator or extension into the landscape? What does leveling the ground mean for a comfortable space? Wall conditions that echo the forest…where...

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