Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A blast from the past...

I know it's been quite a while since our last post but all that's about to change. We have a lot of things to discuss now including the fabrication of the main steel stair and railings (which is underway) along with the roof deck rails. We have some plumbing changes to talk about, some HVAC dilemmas, the ongoing kitchen design , some updates on finishing out the building envelope, a 'green' home tour, and many other things.

But for right now, we get back to "a blast from the past"...

So we are considering switching this blog over to Wordpress (which I will discuss later on) and I was going through some older post "edits" and saw this little gem that I had almost forgotten about. It was never published. It doesn't go into an incredible amount of detail but it should give you a sense of what we were doing 'way back when'. The post describes how we found the property, what we originally designed, and some of the process we went though early on.

Click HERE to view this previously unreleased post.

1 comment:

Justin said...

It is so nice to read a new post! I check back often because I enjoy following this project and I also enjoy learning about the process of building in Philadelphia. I put less and less faith in our permit department! I was hoping that Nutter was going to make some changes for the better, but I guess not.

I only glanced at the old plans, but I like the changes you made! The rooms on the south side seem quite small and closed off from the rest of the house.

It is also interesting to see how the code can inform how we design...would you say the code is followed by everyone in the city, or is it taken less literally when you get to the 'fringe' areas, for example Fishtown and Northern Liberties? I love the work that is being designed and built up there, but it seems like they are doing whatever they want?

I look forward to seeing the progress of the stairs and railings!