Studio 23

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

House Blessing

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.

Washers Tourney

Washers Tourney

Living Area and Kitchen

Living Area and Kitchen

- Lindsay & Jonathan -

to do list.

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remember this? its a simplified plan of the house and studio.

Here was today’s to-do list:

Bathroom-

finish concrete vanity. check.

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judson ready for detailed finish work

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test bathtub. check.

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we later poured water on linsay to test the tub

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tile backsplash. check.

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mallory & melina cutting tiles

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Kitchen-

pour counters. check.

install cabinets. check.

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view of the kitchen from the bump out

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bedrooms-

install flooring. check.

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jonathan problem solving in Janet's room

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sand and stain flooring. check.

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trent finishing holli's bedroom floor

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loft-

sand OSB floor. check.

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bryce working the sander

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studio-

touch up plaster. check.

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atsushi on counter

Poncho House

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we hiked down quite a cliff to see Poncho House on the Reservation

Rainy and cold, it was still worth it.

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just enough time to take some pictures and do a quick sketch

jonathan in search of perpetuity

jonathan searching for perpetuity

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It was a wonderful opprotunity to see the ruins, hopefully it does not snow on our next hike….

Enjoy… This is all for you…. d=o)

A Windy Day On Site

Adriane doing a great job on electrical

Adriane doing a great job on electrical

The stairs are almost complete...awesome job Lindsay and Erin!

The stairs are almost complete...awesome job Lindsay and Erin!

Trent and Jess working on trim

Trent and Jess working on trim

Marites, Bryce, and Judson work on pouring concrete counters for the studio

Marites, Bryce, and Judson work on pouring concrete counters for the studio

Sarah continues the plastering/painting of the walls

Sarah continues the plastering/painting of the walls

Cheerful Melina!

Cheerful Melina!

Bryce, Adriane, and a wall of sand...today was definitely a day for goggles

Bryce, Adriane, and a wall of sand...today was definitely a day for goggles

Adriane&Jess

Changes

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“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

What’s it like on site?

How does it look?
Can I borrow your hammer?
What are you working on?
Are you done yet?
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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

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

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

hanna & mallory installing kitchen cabinets

Have you seen the impact driver?

What’s for dinner?

Are we going to finish?

Did you blog yet?

Panorama

Panorama

Punch list (bam!!)

Punch list (bam!!)

Looks like a long list ‘eh?! . . . and only two weeks of building remaining.

- Lindsay & Jonathan -