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...

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, October 13, 2011

In early 2011 the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) invited Lapointe Architects to participate in the planning of Off-Site Education sessions – for attendees to gain points towards ongoing professional accreditation requirements. Lapointe Architects suggested an...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The principal of Lapointe Architects, Francis, has been asked to present some of his work at the upcoming 2009 Wood Design Conference to be held in late February in Sudbury and Winnipeg . Francis' presentation will describe the use of non-dimensional wood for the const...

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