Designing the Bridges, Railings and Stairs

Bryan keeps hearing Bill Brown’s words,

“The bridges, railings and stairs are critical to your project. These are what everyone will touch and feel. The hardware on the railings are like jewelry – don’t make a mistake.”

Although Jo-Anne, Nik, Kate and Lucky are in Kelowna, Bryan continues to focus on designing the bridges, railings and stairs.

New Renderings

ArchiCAD makes it very easy to create renderings of a project.  The structure and materials must be modeled in three dimensions, which helps to understand the design much better.

Bryan continues to learn ArchiCAD.

Our trademark red front door. Note how the two beams 'frame' the door entrance. These beams will extend into the atrium.

Our trademark red front door.  Note how the two beams ‘frame’ the door entrance.  These beams will extend into the atrium.

Looking to the foyer. Note the flange of the steel beam modeled in the roof. Also, note how the posts are now stainless steel.

Looking to the foyer. Note the flange of the steel beam modeled in the roof. Also, note how the posts are now stainless steel.

Looking down the stairs. Note how thin the Bridge Foyer looks. We're getting there.

Looking down the stairs.  Note how thin the Bridge Foyer looks.  We’re getting there.

View from the bottom of the stairs looking up. The treads and risers are in contrasting materials so it is easier to make the three dimensional model.

View from the bottom of the stairs looking up. The treads and risers are in contrasting materials so it is easier to make the three dimensional model.

Looking at the profile at the bottom of the stairs. We are definitely getting better with the design.

Looking at the profile at the bottom of the stairs. We are definitely getting better with the design.

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