Ipe and Steel Planter

A little impromptu project came together this week. Working on a small landscape intervention for a repeat client, through the design process we determined that the program called for a flexible design that allowed the client to change out sculpture and patio furniture frequently. Fixed beds and permanent screening elements limited the flexibility. A little digging and I found some local FSC certified Ipe scraps for a good price allowing us to recycle waste into a usable product. So Here you have the Ipe and Steel Planter - I'm working on a fancy name for it ISteel sounds like a titanium ipod or something. I am making several of these planters and the color options are unlimited so if you like what you see place your order now!



Just a pic of the mantle under construction.



We have been getting several request for small scale project consultation. Its a really unique service that we are adding to our arsenal. I low cost quick consultation that helps you solve your problems. Often times people hesitate to hire someone for advice it is expensive to go through the entire design process. More often than not a little small scale design intervention will greatly impact a space.

It is a simple process that usually begins with an email to us that says something to the effect of help me with a little design project. It can be a piece of furniture you need help building or buying, a quick landscape design question, or even a home remodeling question. Every project is different and for an inexpensive fee we provide design insight, product expertise, and construction experience.

With Spring officially sprung here are a couple of landscape projects we have worked on in the past few weeks.
A new client asked us to do a quick design study of their existing home and help develop an overall plan for the updating of the exterior of their home. The client is handling the landscape installation on their own, we were strictly their for ideas and expertise. After a few meetings and some light design work we came up with a design plan for reworking their front landscaping a new color scheme for the house to tie everything together.

A previous client wished to clean up and landscape his front yard before a party coming up in a few weeks. Studio Build is going to be working on the installation so a quick sketch showing the design intent to get him to sign off was required. A little bit of work in sketchup was all that was needed to move forward. More pictures in the coming weeks.


Wichita Design Build Project - Construction Bid Set

Construction is going to begin soon on the project. We are starting to build several pieces of the project next week. The bid set drawings went out to a local contractor today so hopefully the numbers come in favorably and the project will begin soon.


Wichita Design Build Project - progress

The project in Wichita is coming along nicely. Knowing construction was not going to start until the spring of 09 the design process on the project occured at a very leisurely pace. Studio Build is going to be bulding several of the more complex portions of the project. More updates to follow.