With a few, minor exceptions, the building envelope is finally enclosed. The curtain wall is up, as is the storefront and glazing; the Prodema panels continue to go up (at a snail's pace); and the limestone is mostly up on the exterior. The materials are gorgeous and I am so thrilled with the results. Today, especially, I'm most excited about the fritted glass, which, not only looks incredible and unique, but most importantly, it functions as designed. I'm so proud to have wo
Pictures just don't do justice! The limestone and Prodema wood panels are the perfect accents to our mostly stucco exterior. The natural beauty of these products are just stunning! Waiting for ACM panels and all fritted glass (we got a quick tease with a few panels up) to complete the exterior. Getting into the final stretch!
Here we have a first glimpse at an interior space of this building! Ceiling grid and lights have been installed through out, power has been turned on, and AC is kicking and running (at a very low temperature, if I may add). Air conditioning the space and drying the slab is of upmost importance at this stage, as most of the flooring depends on an optimal moisture content test result prior to installation. Picture-frame view from the second floor. Pictures rarely do justice an
After struggling with flooding a couple of times (perhaps 3 or 4) due to an inefficient drainage design, we finally had the mulch, that once was added on before construction as a mechanism to help maintain the tree's health, removed so the tree roots could dry out and breath! Root rot was detected, so we now have to add french drains to help shed any possibility of standing water away from the tree base. Trusting our landscape team (Bayou Tree and Imahara's Landscape) to hel