Archive for July 23rd, 2009

Preparing the East and West Walls

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

As part of our remodel of the main floor, we need to meet the structural requirements on the east and west walls.  This requires removing the sheetrock to expose the 2×4 studs and so we can form the concrete wall under the sill plate that the east and west walls will be attached to.

Removing the Sheetrock and Insulation

Bryan had a small crew come in and remove the sheetrock, insulation and sundry other items with surgical precision.  The arrived and were gone in less than three hours.  They returned with the ticket from the landfill, so they could be paid.

Removing the sheetrock and insulation from the west wall.

Removing the sheetrock and insulation from the west wall.

West wall, looking very 'clean' only minutes later.

West wall, looking very

The original studs are looking good.  Having a the wall exposed will allow work to progress much easier and faster.

The original studs are looking good. Having a the wall exposed will allow work to progress much easier and faster.

East wall, inside garage, showing electric panel.

East wall, inside garage, showing electric panel.

Checking in With John Rider and Joel Lemons

We need some detailed design work for the bridges and stairs, so Bryan started working with John Rider and Joel Lemons of Jrider+Design, located on Hamilton Avenue in Campbell, California.

John Rider, working with ArchiCAD in his studio on Hamilton Avenue.

John Rider, working with ArchiCAD in his studio on Hamilton Avenue.

Joel Lemons, also busy working with ArchiCAD.

Joel Lemons, also busy working with ArchiCAD.

New Renderings

After Joel did some magic with our ArchiCAD model, Bryan did some new renderings to show the railing and bridge designs that we’re considering.

Rendering showing view from Foyer, across bridge, through the living room to the statue.

Rendering showing view from Foyer, across bridge, through the living room to the statue.

Looking back to front door, across the railings.

Looking back to front door, across the railings.

Looking down from Bridge Hall.

Looking down from Bridge Hall.

Looking up from under Bridge Hall to Bridge Foyer.

Looking up from under Bridge Hall to Bridge Foyer.