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...

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...

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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Bunky on Chuckery Hill had its windows installed and cladding completed last month. The remaining site work including stair to the fire pit and the deck guards has just been completed in time for winter get-away!


 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mike Holmes and The Holmes Group have started the construction of River House and have installed silt fencing. Tree hoarding and the pool has been covered. The deep foundations designed to resist future shore erosion are in the ground. The detached garage and the house...

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...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Construction has started on the 2900 sf Orchard House in Norfolk County. The well has been dug, and excavation and foundations have proceeded. It may be a busy fall to have this house enclosed before winter sets in.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lapointe Architects is pleased to see a small gem completed this summer season. At the South Bay Residence site (which also houses the Artists’ Studio) the construction of a beachside cabana has been completed by Terpstra Construction. The 96 sf outdoor building evokes...

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