Perspective

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5400 Residence

We wrapped up this project a couple months ago and construction is moving along. The existing shed addition was removed and we are adding a new shop space to the existing garage. This addition will also allow more convenient access to the existing garage attic. The project includes a new arbor that matches one added on the opposite side of the house as part of a previous RDM project. Here is the existing rear of the house. The shed...

6109 Residence Update 4

We're almost there! The new drive is in. We were able to expand it enough to comfortable have two cars side by side without negatively affecting the existing tree. The house from the front doesn't look very different, though we did put in a new post and repair ther trim there. As you move around the side you can really see the length of the addition. We don't think it really looks like a garage though, especially with all...

6109 Residence Update 3

Another update on the "cathedral". The exterior shingles are done and the trim is done. Interior foam is done and the wall insulation is also done. The tabs for the new steel tie rods are ready to go. Sheetrock should be going in soon but until there is a complicated little section of roof that needs some attention. We'll have some more pictures coming up soon. Stay tuned! ...

A Big Loss at RDM

  A sad day on Tuesday (8.12.14) here at RDM due to the passing of a valuable team member and friend, Cooper McDermott. The Coop dog was born December of 2004 and joined us in the office just 8 weeks later. He brought joy, balance and inspiration along with an unconditional loyalty and love to the studio. We will miss our pal and his great spirit. Celebrate Life! ...

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'...

5209 Residence

Back in November we did a mini design build project for this client. (http://www.rdmarchitecture.com/blog-whats-new/custom-gate.html) Since then we have added a fence to the gate since the dogs discovered they could break through the invisible fence through the plantings on either side. We carried the feel of the gate though to an undulating modular fence. The fence was a secondary project. The primary project was the complete reworking of the front yard and the pedestrian and vehicular access to the house. The...

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...