Jasmine Rose Oberste
The Mobile Dwelling Cube by SpaceFlavor allows for a balance of personal and professional life in one space, made of a steel frame and FSC-certified Ash plywood panels.
The American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org) has selected eleven recipients of the 2012 Small Project Awards, which recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and promote excellence in small-project design.
Award recipients are categorized into three groups: category 1, a small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design element up to $150,000; category 2, a small project construction up to $1,500,000; and category 3, a small project construction up to $1,500,000 that does not rely on external infrastructure as its primary power source. Judges for the Small Project Awards were: James Cline, Cline Architects; Anne Fougeron, Fougeron Architecture; Chad Oppenheim, Oppenheim Architecture + Design; James Slade, Slade Architecture; and Karen Van Lengen, Karen Van Lengen Architect.
Category 1 winners include: Specs Optical Façade in Minneapolis by Alchemy Architects and The Mobile Dwelling Cube in Oakland, Calif., by SpaceFlavor.
John J. Macaulay
The Stacked Cabin has a compact volume built into a densely wooded slope at the edge of a clearing in Muscoda, Wis.
Category 2 winners include: OS House in Racine, Wis., by Johnsen Schmaling Architects; Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Springdale, Ark., by Marlon Blackwell Architect; The Ghost Houses in Knoxville, Tenn., by curb; Becherer House in Charlottesville, Va., by Robert M. Gurney; L Residence in Omaha, Neb., by Min | Day; Stacked Cabin in Muscoda, Wis., by Johnsen Schmaling Architects; and Yao Residence in Chicago by Perimeter Architects.
Category 3 winners include: Shade Platform in Phoenix by SmithGroupJJR and Cape Russell Retreat in Sharps Chapel, Tenn., by Sanders Pace Architecture.
Optimism in the retail market leads to large-scale expansion for store fixture and millwork producer.
Millwork producer manages its projects effectively to serve its customers and manage its own resources.
Longtime Milwaukee millwork producer does major medical projects, upscale restaurants to offset slower markets.
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Q: We are having a problem with shrinkage. We make furniture, but someone else sells and delivers it. This person claims he did everything correctly, including opening the furniture wrapping (we wrapped the furniture with shrink-wrap and it was fairly well sealed) and letting it acclimate to the house climate. When the customer moved in, they said the furniture looked really wonderful, but within a week, it started to warp, open joints and crack in a few places. We are so careful to keep our plant at 40 percent RH and check the MC of the lumber. This is frustrating! Can you help?
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