A remote, elegant house on a lake and an architect’s project to remodel and expand it without any measured drawings of the place.
Why are buildings so expensive? Among several factors, nearly flat productivity increases in the construction trades for the past half century. Can this be changed?
New buildings are designed and built to current building codes. Be wary of big changes to very old buildings. They must be brought up to current code, and therein sits a money pit.
Three massive superstructures, built in South Florida and too big to move by land, must be fitted to a pier on the Mississippi River. They must be built to within 1/8” of the design specifications. This problem is only one of several examples solved by clever laser scanning.
How does one meld late 19th century opulence with 21st century convenience? The Johnson Nathan Strohe firm in Denver is showing how it’s done on a hotel that hosted three US Presidents including Teddy Roosevelt
In 2019, 100 persons moved to Nashville, Tennessee, every day. The opportunities were so numerous that contractors declined to bid on projects unless accurate, measured drawings or CAD models were available to them. How did that happen?
Actually, the building is over 170,000 sq. ft., but we took the title of the article directly from Zillow’s page for the property, which is an abandoned YMCA residence hall, 12 stories tall.
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