December 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
Rendering for our Long Beach Senior Arts Colony project, which is about to break ground and will be complete in 2012.
It’s been a fruitful year of ground-breakings, tree plantings, awards, new projects, and a whole lot of construction documents. We’re especially looking forward to seeing many of these drawings turn into built work in 2011, as well as continuing to grow in the areas of community buildings, affordable housing, landscape architecture and graphic design.
Studio One Eleven will be closed for business between December 24, 2010 and January 3, 2011. Enjoy the holidays and see you in the new year!
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December 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Do this! Proper coordination.
The location of mechanical venting is often overlooked in building design. It requires careful coordination between structural elements such as posts, beams, hold-downs and codes in order to make the building’s façade appear harmonious. Often times you can integrate mechanical venting into a thoughtful detail – as seen in the cover plates or in the detail our office has produced, both illustrated above. However, when this is not addressed it can look like an uncoordinated afterthought, as shown below. Though this effort can be “exhausting,” it is well worth it.