This decking material is made from 3″x12″ douglas fir. We figured because it’s such a massive structure it would be cool to incorporate some rock work instead of the typical handrails. So we added that in, and some benches for good measure. Now, just some colour and we’re good to go…..
Those crazy guys at the conservatory….Chris called wanted us to give him a hand with a new look they were going for. As you may (or may not) know, the conservatory has been rocking this Mayan theme in on of its indoor sections. Well, they are planning on building a new facility in the next few years- but the cool thing is they aren’t just going to sit on the stuff they have. They plan on changing things up and delivering current themes for folks to enjoy right up to demolition day.
Our help was required in the turtle pool area- no, not the green plastic pool we all as kids swam in. This pond is made of rock and is too high. People would climb on the rock to see the little critters and the staff was worried someone was going to take a header into the water. So they are reno’ing the pond lower. While they are doing that, we built an old ruin wall as a back drop. We ran water leads out of the wall for water to weep out of and stream towards the pond- very cool. The idea is to make this look like the wall is 2000 years old and the water is carving a path out of the wall and along jungle floor. Like all their stuff- should be fantastic! Check this out:
I promise to post some pictures of this dealio once it’s finished off. Mostly because I really want to see it once it’s finished off!!
You know, every time Tony from Artista phones, I just know those boy’s have been thinking about cool stuff again. We’re so pumped we can help those guys out with their ideas! For sure the most forward thinking new home builders in the city. I heard whispers about a cave….thingy…..something………..oh yeah..!
We designed this yard start to finish with NO GRASS at all. Finally finished, the wood beams are now painted, and light boxes are also in place.
here’s a cool project we just finished for a client: hand carved vertical concrete wall finish, with custom precast concrete stair inserts. Â A great application for the perfect setting- and some very nice people that can hook you up with all your travel needs (river east travel). Â Oh, did I just say that?……..I’ll plug any of the great people we work for……
It was 2 years ago we did a mock up for the peeps over at PCL- who of course are building Canada’s Human Rights Museum. Â My buddy Tom Ralston from Santa Cruz kind of invented a technique called shaggy concrete. Â It looks like a series of interesting cold joints in concrete that create an awesome veining effect. Â Not so easy to do when the walls are over 56 feet high. Â So we developed a technique to imitate that look. Â It’s real tough to do, and requires a ton of patience (need more) and a creative eye. Â We’re hoping to find out in the next while if it’s going to fly……fingers crossed on that one!…. Oh, and for you guys who think this building is nothing more than a huge money pit: I wish you could actually see the building from the inside and experience the walk I had throughout it. Â It will be amazing, and it will be great for Canada, and our city. Â Here’s some pictures of the walls we have to work on, and the inside of the building…..pretty cool stuff indeed…..
count the panels, they’re 4×8 and over 7 high!