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Month: August 2009

Rev it up

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Here are some progress images of the design for Gila County Chopper. The second floor deck is going to allow for incredible views, and will double as extended display areas for bikes on special occasions. The new masonry wall that has been added is reusing existing masonry that is on already site. The current plan […]

A Place to Sleep

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This organization is focused on trying to solve the housing problem in a way that is certainly more sustainable, but sure to incite.  By using shipping containers that are left in ports (it is cheaper to build new ones than to ship them back), they are re purposing the containers to create simple, affordable solutions. […]

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Here are some additional photos – things are moving right along. It looks like things will be ready for the exterior modifications and the landscape soon, which means that the yard will look great just about the time that the temperature here in Phoenix goes from broil to beautiful.

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The winners of Reburbia, the Suburban Design Competition, have just been announced today. The competition, sponsored jointly by Dwell and Inhabitat.com, called for design solutions that would address the problems that plague present-day suburbia by envisioning different scenarios for the future. This happens to be my favorite by Galina Tahchieva, and you can see the full posting here: http://www.re-burbia.com/2009/08/04/sprawl-building-types-repair-toolkit/ Urban […]

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This is an interesting competition, and I’m going to try and squeeze this one in. From the Bustler blog: “The urbanSHED International Design Competition challenges the global design community to re-think the current sidewalk shed standard and create a prototype worthy of today’s New York City. We invite engineers, architects, designers and students from all […]

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I’ll stop posting new cool bike designs on Fridays on two conditions; 1-When they stop coming into my RSS reader. 2-When the weather here isn’t 110 degrees anymore, and I can ride my own into work and stop wanting other bikes. This is a great design with a different spin, and craft that you would […]

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Hard to believe, I know, but there are actually people in town that are building things. Yesterday I received a set of progress photos from Debby Keiser, and I was so excited to see them. I’m glad she agreed to let me post them here. This project included adding a 400 sf casita, a 500 […]

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Here are some progress images of the beginnings of the design for the cycle / brew pub project in Strawberry. We are working today on making some changes after our conversation with the Owners, but I thought these might be interesting to post, and we can watch the design progress over the next month.

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Here is an interesting way that another Habitat for Humanity location is solving their design problems. In addition to the typical HFH plan books, these additional designs have been created to deal with the LA vernacular. These look great, and are a real upgrade to the plans they typically have available to them. The link […]

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I’d like to take a moment to welcome some brand new clients to the RESET family – Gila County Chopper.  Rocky and Mo at Gila County have plans to open a new and bigger shop in 2010 for the creation of their amazing rides (see images below), and they want to incorporate a craft brew […]