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5002 Residence Update

If you've driven down Wornall into the plaza you might have seen this. The screen wall from the exterior is pretty much done and looks great. A closer view. This was the first time we've worked with this material, DassoXTR, and our first impressions are good. It is a great alternative to Ipe, though it is a little more expensive, it is actually more dense and a lot straighter. The downside is that is only comes in 6'...

5235 Residence 2

Underway! Demolition shots are fun so here are a couple more. Below is the temporary bracing to put an upset beam since that was a structural wall. The visible beams in the living rooms aren't structural. New upset LVL and new hangers are installed. We'd actually planned on having the beam below the ceiling level as you can see in the renderings here but we like the ceiling plane going through into the kitchen. Electrical is in! New floor is toothed in. (We've been a...

5002 Residence

After taking a short rest from the completion of a new curved stair case in the living room the clients have decided to take on a new project - the exterior deck. Demolition found some unwelcome though not entirely unexpected things. The existing structure had some significant rot throughout which we suspected might be the case. We didn't realize that the existing deck wasn't really anchored to the ground and the structural support were mostly just sitting on dirt. Not an...

5235 Residence

You've already seen a couple of these images but here is a bit more info about that project. Below are some photots of the existing kitchen. It is a little dated and doesn't quite fit the way the homeowners cook and was too closed off from the rest of the house. Our design opened up the kitchen into the living room and also expanded it into the weird small pantry and laundry room that the previous owners had created. Plenty of...

Coming Soon!

A big sneak preview of things that are coming soon! Three really different projects at three different scales which is what we love about what we do! The first is a garage/ mudroom/ shop addition that is just starting construction. We are adding to an existing garage to create two car tandom garage plus storage and shop space. An overhanging roof expands and shelters the existing outdoor space. Next is a another fantastic kitchen! Demolition is well under way and we should...

Houzz

Are you considering a residential renovation project? Are you thinking about building a new home from the ground up? Do you daydream about the house you'll have when that lotto ticket pays off? Or maybe you’re a design professional looking for inspiration. Maybe you know what you want but you need an architect to help make it a reality? Help is only a click away. Pictures Worth a Thousand Words In 2009, Houzz.com was created by a husband and wife frustrated by...

Damn Ice Dams.

Photo: coolflatroof.com While icicles hanging off of roofs or gutters might look beautiful, they are actually a sign of problems. Icicles typically mean an ice dam is nearby which spells trouble for homeowners. What are ice dams? Ice dams form when melting snow on a roof refreezes at the edge of the roof. The snow melts because of heat rising through the house, warming the roof to a temperature above 32° F. The melted snow then runs down the roof and re-freezes as...

C2 Residence Update 4

We're done! Yet another sucessful RDM Architecture and Hurst Construction Project!  Not a whole lot more to say, especially if you've been following along with the progress. Below is the storage/ entertainment side of things. It is difficult to see in either photo be there is a perforated metal pane in the last of the short cabinets that is painted to match the cabinets and hides the sub ( we don't like speaker fabric in this case ). ...