Friday, August 23, 2013

Log ring braces continued to be inserted between the trusses in the North section of the Fire Arbour. While those inserted between the top of each taller concrete cylinder followed an arched pattern, those near the ground and at scaffolding heights were horizontal. In...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The centre king post and bent wood trusses were erected on top of concrete column foundations using a large crane. Afterwards, log ring braces began to be inserted between and upward each truss. In the north section, long trusses with extending tips were erected on inc...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Concrete cylinders arranged in a circle to be used as the foundation for the Fire Arbour's bent wood trusses were cast in place using sonotubes and the help of a large crane, while the central concrete column  to be used as the foundation for the king post was cast usi...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The bent wood trusses to be used in the structure of the Fire Arbour were assembled by bending and fastening top, bottom and internal wooden beams on a jig.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A few months ago Lapointe Architects was asked to design a new Fire Arbour for Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (formally Whitefish First Nation) located outside of Sudbury, Ontario. The result of the design is a 1,200 sq/ft spiritual structure located on community's sacred g...

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Manse Boutique Inn in Picton is ready to open its’ doors for May 1st 2012. The historic manse located next to the Picton United Church has been fully renovated to include a number of bedrooms and common spaces for travelers. Aspa and wine tasting cellar are located...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mike Holmes’ framers have completed the structure of the Ravine House. The bright orange house wrap definitely cause attention to the project!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lapointe Architects is working with the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation to design 10 public housing units for construction in 2012/13. Designs have been completed for 6 different buildings which will be built in 2 different phases. The buildings types include si...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The mild winter saw the completion of the framing of the Orchard House in Simcoe County. The windows are installed, the roofing has begun, and exterior timber elements have been erected. Both the interior and exterior spaces of the house have taken shape and we are exc...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The renovation of the Picton Manse into a luxury 7 bedroom Inn has been featured in the spring 2012 issue of County & Quinte Living. The article (pages 34-41) details the work that went into the complex renovation and includes several fantastic photos by Daniel Vaughan...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Construction on the 2300 sf renovation and addition to a single family dwelling on Chudleigh Avenue is complete. This is another example of sustainable infill housing by Ristic Homes.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mike Holmes' crew has been framing River House, despite all the rain this spring.  Both the house and the garage are taking shape. Tarps are covering the flat roof sections to avoid water getting into the house prior to the roofing membranes being installed. Unfortunat...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Framing of the Ravine House has begun. It is primarily being framed with BluWood to address client concerns with air quality and mold issues. This bright wood will prevent mold and mildew from growing inside the wall cavities.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Framing for Orchard House is nearly complete. The structural steel and roughly 90% of framing is complete, allowing the structure to be enclosed for work throughout the oncoming winter. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Ravine House site has been excavated according to stringent conditions laid out in the Site Plan Control process. To date, footings have been poured and the contractor, Mike Holmes is preparing to pour the foundation walls.

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