Friday was the last official day of the semester and it was magical….in every way.
Janet’s blessing over the house:
God bless this house
May its doors be opend wide to friends love ones small and tall, may its windows catch many sun.
May each room resound with laughter and may the walls shut out troubles and hold in warmth and cheer.
May this housebe filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreems at night.
May it be a home where love comes to live
Thank-Q sooooo much
Janet, Merlin, Gibb & Holli, Sailor Dustin, Dillon & Dasjon
Janet gave each student a piece of pottery in thanks for their hard work.
We began the day Friday with a traditional Navajo house blessing ceremony, and ended it with a Bluff students end of the year celebration. During the celebration the students came to a consensus on the official house name. Studio 23 represents the number of students plus 3 instructors primarily involved with helping construct the house and pottery studio. Students also recognized 5 of their peers for exceptional work during the semester. Leadership: Erin Schoop , Craftsmanship: Judson Kemsley, Work Ethic: Trent Smith, Creativity: Bryce Johnson, Most Improved: Maritas Contreras. We also recognized Hank, Mitch and Atsushi for all that they have done for us this semester. The night ended with an official Design Build Bluff Washers Tourney. (it’s like horse shoes) The winners of this epic match of strength, determination, endurance, fortitude, and trash talk were: Trent & Bryce.
Living Area and Kitchen
- Lindsay & Jonathan -
remember this? its a simplified plan of the house and studio.
Here was today’s to-do list:
finish concrete vanity. check.
judson ready for detailed finish work
test bathtub. check.
we later poured water on linsay to test the tub
tile backsplash. check.
mallory & melina cutting tiles
pour counters. check.
install cabinets. check.
view of the kitchen from the bump out
install flooring. check.
jonathan problem solving in Janet's room
sand and stain flooring. check.
trent finishing holli's bedroom floor
sand OSB floor. check.
bryce working the sander
touch up plaster. check.
atsushi on counter
we hiked down quite a cliff to see Poncho House on the Reservation
Rainy and cold, it was still worth it.
just enough time to take some pictures and do a quick sketch
jonathan searching for perpetuity
It was a wonderful opprotunity to see the ruins, hopefully it does not snow on our next hike….
How can we imagine this is the sink?
“Something else, something very special that fascinates me about architecture. <Tension between Interior and Exterior> A fantastic business, this. The way architecture takes a bit of the globe and constructs a tiny box of it. And suddenly there’s an interior and an exterior. One can be inside or outside. Brilliant! And that means – equally brilliant! – this: thresholds, crossings, the tiny loop-hole door, the almost imperceptible transition between the inside and the outside, an incredible sense of place, an unbelievable feeling of concentration when we suddenly become aware of being enclosed, of something enveloping us, keeping us together, holding us – whether we be many or single.” – Peter Zumthor, Atmospheres
How does it look?
Can I borrow your hammer?
What are you working on?
Are you done yet?
judson & marites installing the studio counter
Do we have any screws left?
Where is Mitch?
Is it lunch time yet?
Did you hit a wire?
jonathan & trent discussing rafter aesthetics
Should we trim it?
Does it fit?
Can you help me?
Where did my tool belt go?
Tami & Mitch discussing light fixtures
Are you done with the nail gun?
Does this look okay?
Are you done with the chop saw?
What should we do about it?
hanna & mallory installing kitchen cabinets
Have you seen the impact driver?
What’s for dinner?
Are we going to finish?
Did you blog yet?
Punch list (bam!!)
Looks like a long list ‘eh?! . . . and only two weeks of building remaining.
- Lindsay & Jonathan -