POOLS / HARDSCAPE / MISC.

 

 

Site Plan The owner of this project had an existing pool that was 50 years old. This design calls for building a new pool and spa inside the existing pool. The addition of a pergola as well as a new fire pit and BBQ were included.

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Formation of the new pool and spa inside the old pool (notice the old pool wall at the upper right).

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Early morning concrete deck pour for a new pool and spa. The perimeter bulkhead wall raises the water line 16" above the ground creating a bench seat around the pool, giving it the feeling of a fountain fixture.

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Site Plan The owner of this project had an existing pool that was 50 years old. This design calls for building a new pool and spa inside the existing pool. The addition of a pergola as well as a new fire pit and BBQ were included.

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Swimming Pools


Swimming pool and spas add a wonderful aesthetic to a yard and home atmosphere.

 

Design and construction of a new pool and spa can be incorporated into your new home or remodel project.

 

Integrated design that is consistent with the existing or new architecture completes an absolute custom and unique home environment for all to enjoy.

 

Existing pool remodels are also very feasable and can be performed in conjunction with a home addition or remodel.

 

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Step 1

This alcove at the entry door turret has a window that serves the interior entry/piano foyer. The challenge was to find stone to create a fountain that you could also see from the interior through the window.

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Step 2

This uniquely shaped rock was found in a local stone yard that would make a great fountain base.

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Step 9

Ready for base pebbles around catch basin, landscaping, and enjoyment by family and guests. The interior piano foyer also enjoys a view of the fountain through the window!

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Step 1

This alcove at the entry door turret has a window that serves the interior entry/piano foyer. The challenge was to find stone to create a fountain that you could also see from the interior through the window.

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Hardscape Elements


Occasionally a client will request a particularly challenging criteria. We thrive on such requests.

 

The design criteria for this project was as follows:

  • Create a fountain where you can hear water running, without splashing near the entry door

  • Must have no standing pool of water

  • Would be nice to view from the interior piano foyer

  • Use stone, but not in a typical "pile of rocks" waterfall setting

  • Provide seating

  • Placement and planting not to be out of character with existing archiecture (see Design/Build Villa Park project).

 

Click on the photos starting with the photo titled "Step 1"  and read the captions for the chronological design process that achieved an end result that fulfilled the clients wishes!

 

Drum Kit made with galvanized trash cans with the lids used as cymbals. They trigger a synthesizer when struck to produce real drum and cymbal sounds.

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Overhead view of trash can drums and cymbals.

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Modern Drummer Magazine June 2014 feature.

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Drum Kit made with galvanized trash cans with the lids used as cymbals. They trigger a synthesizer when struck to produce real drum and cymbal sounds.

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Electronic Drum Kit


Musical instruments are fascinating in the sense that they are pieces of art that in turn create pieces of art. Its a daily metamorphosis that happens before our eyes and ears that is rarely, if at all, realized.

 

One day while in a hardware store, I was musing at some shiney galvanized trash cans and I thought

"It would be fun to make a drum kit with them"

 

So I did!

 

I took it a step further and added electronic sensors in them to trigger a synthesizer that has the capability of producing thousands of sounds.

 

Moder Drummer Magazine found it interesting enough to feature it in the June 2014 issue!