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, 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...

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...

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!