Sunday, August 05, 2007

design lab

i have completed the 2x6 stick framing on the workshop. I am working on the door hangers. The galvanized metal roof went on smoothly and rain water is draining as it is supposed to. I would like to put rain barrels on the back side for a little water catchment, but the doors and polygal glazing comes first.
The space has limited functionality, but i am making a few small projects come to life.

These are rapid prototypes made from blueboard insulation. They will most likely work as the armatures for slip casted porcelin/ceramic sculptures.

This is a prototype of a small doll house for children. it is made from birch plywood and measures 36"x12"x12". I've had some successful play testing with some local kids. it's a pleasure to see them climbing on it, playing in it, and engaging in imaginative play.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Work Shop...Design Lab

For the past 6 months or more I have worked on the simple design of my work shop. I kept simplifying and complicating the design. I knew i wanted to pour a cement slab after I dug out the sloped terrain.

I also knew i wanted to install a radiantly heated floor with PEX tubing.

I designed a very simple roof line using TJI engineered beams and a cool cantilevered floating corner. Here is the first wall going up. All of the verticals in the stud walls are reclaimed 2x6's. They were saved from the ceiling of an old house in town. I had enough to frame all entire wall system.