Wednesday, April 29, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn - Aerial Photographs

Thanks to The Impact Media Group, we have some exciting aerial photographs from the Barn Raising. Video footage coming soon....

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn - Old & New

Since the Barn raising ceremony last month, the historic timber framing has been completed, providing us with a real sense of what the completed Barn's presence will be at the campus entrance. Over the past couple of weeks, the focus has shifted to the installation of the interior siding. Comprised of salvaged boards from the original 1860's Hay Barn and immaculate new boards, sourced locally from Big Creek Lumber in Santa Cruz, the siding reinforces the contrast of old & new within the space. Meanwhile, the walls are being framed and the interior rooms are taking shape. At the moment there is a spectacular lighting effect, which occurs as the sunlight filters through the skip sheathing ceiling. However, it won't last long. Very soon, plywood sheathing will seal the roof, blocking out this spotted light.

The North elevation, framed and awaiting structural inspection.

Stunning natural light, filtered through the rafters & skip sheathing.

New redwood siding on the left and original boards on the right.

A new tie beam sits below an original purlin post & wind braces.

Wind braces and girts meet at a new wall post, secured by hand-crafted wooden pegs.

A new wall post & wind brace meet an original sill plate.

The immaculate new redwood siding from Big Creek Lumber.

Awaiting more framing, the east elevation temporarily shows the contrast of old and new.

Friday, April 17, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn Raising - Santa Cruz Timberframes

Santa Cruz Timberframes have produced an excellent two minute video with exclusive footage of the Barn Raising. The video documents the entire process from shaping the individual members at their shop in Bonny Doon to the actual Barn Raising event. 

Click the link to watch the video:

Photographs below show some of the Timberframers in action at different stages of the construction process.

Photographs © Ben Walker Photography 2015 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The LARK Is Now Open!

After months of hard work the LARK hotel in downtown Bozeman, MT is finally open for business. It is a very special space designed by people that are incredibly proud of Bozeman (and Montana in general). Local Montana artists worked to give the guest bedrooms a unique feel, with a local and regional connection. The wall installations tell a story about the numerous experiences that you can have whilst staying at the LARK.

More information can be found on the LARK website, see link below:

Photographs by Dan Armstrong Photography.

Sheltered patio area at the entrance to the LARK.

Bi-Fold door provides an indoor/outdoor feel to the entrance lobby.

Front desk, with the LARK logo.

A cozy lobby area, decorated with unique artwork and custom furniture.
An assortment of ornaments and memorabilia fill the shelves of the lobby. 

The map room, with reference table and map table. Designed by Richard Fernau.

Upper level leading to guest bedrooms.

Photographs © Dan Armstrong Photography 2015