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10 Oakwood Project Description  Project Description & Owner's Statement
  20 Oakwood Illustrations Floor Plans / Elevations / Misc
50 Oakwood Photo Station Map Photo Station Map

51 Oakwood Photo Station #01 Photo Station #01

52 Oakwood Photo Station #02 Photo Station #02

53 Oakwood Photo Station #03 Photo Station #03

54 Oakwood Photo Station #04 Photo Station #04

55 Oakwood Photo Station #05 Photo Station #05

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57 Oakwood Photo Station #07 Photo Station #07
58 Oakwood Photo Station #08 Photo Station #08

59 Oakwood Photo Station #09 Photo Station #09
60 Oakwood Photo Station #10 Photo Station #10

61 Oakwood Photo Station #11 Photo Station #11
100 Oakwood Demolition Photos January 2010

110 Oakwood Construction Photos February 2010 to June 2010
112 Oakwood Construction Photos July 2010 to December 2010
114 Oakwood Construction Photos January 2011 to March 2011
116 Oakwood Construction Photos April 2011 to June 2011
118 Oakwood Construction Photos June 2011 to August 2011

120 Oakwood Construction Photos August 2011 to October 2011
122 Oakwood Construction Photos October 2011 to December 2011
124 Oakwood Construction Photos December 2011 to December 2011
126Oakwood Construction PhotosJanuary 2012 to February 2012
128Oakwood Construction PhotosFebruary 2012 to February 2012
130Oakwood Construction PhotosFebruary 2012 to March 2012
132Oakwood Construction PhotosApril 2012 to July 2012
134Oakwood Construction PhotosJuly 2012 to August 2012
136Oakwood Construction PhotosAugust 2012 to October 2012
138Oakwood Construction PhotosOctober 2012 to November 2012
140Oakwood Construction PhotosNovember 2012 to December 2012
142Oakwood Construction PhotosDecember 2012 to January 2013
144Oakwood Construction PhotosJanuary 2013 to February 2013
146Oakwood Construction PhotosFebruary 2013
148Oakwood Construction PhotosMarch 2013 to September 2013
801 Topping Off Day June 14, 2011
901 Oakwood Miscellaneous Photos Miscellaneous Photos

904 Quan Yin Statue Photos Quan Yin Statue Photos

907 Chilin (Kirin) Statue Photos Chilin (Kirin) Statue Photos

Construction Photos  (continued)  
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Photos (114) from Jan 2011 to Mar 2011
116
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2011-04-04
More Hambro(tm) deck
just prior to pouring roof slab
Looking North along
West edge of building
toward Live Oak trees
Looking South along West 
side of building and seeing
just how close the Oak
trees are to the structure
Looking down at
Equipment Room slab and
mechanical penetrations
Looking North toward Studio
Construction Project Manager
Kevin M checking and
preparing for the
next concrete pour 
2011-04-05
The Live Oaks could
not be much closer... 
Looking Southwest over
top of Quan Yin statue
(now in protective
plywood box)
toward East face
of Sun Room
Lookin up (West) at high
glass block panel openings
above East portion
of Living Room
Looking up (East) toward
ceiling over Kitchen
A steel bearing plate/bracket
to support a non-bearing
concrete column above
The Accessory Bldg
readying for two
4ft x 4ft  Polycarbonate (aka Lexan(tm)) skylights 
2011-04-06
Concrete slab being poured at Equipment Room
Concrete crew pouring Hambro(tm) roof slab A concrete finisher at work
2011-04-11
Hambro(tm) joists and slab
after forming work removed
Looking West to a poured concrete wall at 
Mezzanine level 
A photo indicating just how
close to the Live Oaks
the building  was constructed (approx two inches !!!)
the walls underneath are super-reinforced just in case) 
Looking South along
West side of bldg
A view looking
down the trunk 
rising over the West Patio
Another view looking
South along
West side of bldg
Looking North at the
South facing doorway of
the Equipment Room
Temporary safety railing
along deck edges
One can see lots of shadow
cast on roof deck
from Live Oak tree branches
2011-04-14
The Studio front  facade
Plywood forming for
Hambro roof slab
over the Studio 
Over the Studio front
roof section
Krips crew member George working hard hauling steel
mesh up onto roof
Installing mesh along north
high wall of Living room
More mesh being installed
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Yes, it looks like a fireplace
but it's not....
can you guess what it is...
if so click here and
send us an email
with your guess?

Forming openings for
skylights over Studio
The return of "The Thinker" contemplating the next level
of construction
2011-04-19
Forming the roof over the Equipment Room
The concrete finishers
hard at work
Another angle to show how
the Live Oak trees
embrace the structure.
 An amazing effort has
been made to
protect the trees. 
The roof deck over the
Kitchen being poured
There's the thing the
looks like a fireplace
but is not.
can you guess what it is...
if so click here and
send us an email
with your guess?
 
Peter carefully observing every detail of construction.
A diligent construction
crewman saluting the photographer (Peter)
Project Mgr Kevin M and
crew pouring roof deck
and beams
A view of newly poured
roof deck near the Studio
(looking Northeast)
There's that "fireplace"
again... What is it really?
can you guess what it is...
if so click here and
send us an email
with your guess?
 
The framing showing
through for three skylights
over the Studio
Looking Southeast toward
roof over Studio as well as Kitchen beyond and high
wall opening for glass block
over Living Room
2011-04-28
Looking up toward the
northeast (one can see a hint of the QuanYin statue in it's protective enclosure)
The Hambro(tm) joists
over the Studio
A view looking North
at the lower roof deck
(over Bedroom #2) and the
door to the Mezzanine
Formwork for a beam
just above "the waterfall" 
A parapet wall
being formed
View looking East
over Studio


2011-04-29
Forming the "flying beam"
on the North side of the
Living Room / Sun Room
Looking South near
the West side of
the Equipment Room
Looking down from the roof to over the Master Vanity.
Sloped glazing will
cover this area


2011-05-10
Can't get much closer
to the underside
of the Live Oaks
The concrete crew pouring
roof slabs near the
South side of the Studio
Looking at the roof deck
over the Master Bath
----- Looking North to roof
over Master Bedroom
and Master Bath
Block masons forming
a recently added series
of fixed glass windows
at Upper Loft North wall
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A view from over the
Studio looking toward
the  Living Room
glass block walls
A carpenter from
Tom Krips Construction,
(the shell contractor),
taking measurements
A view looking ESE
from the roof over
West Patio looking
toward the Living Room
high glass block walls

2011-05-12
A view from the north side
of the Mezzanine looking downward toward the
entry Foyer and with
the Kichen to its left
Another high "flying" beam
that will extend East out
to the Moon Gate being
formed. Looks somewhat
like an elevated
railroad trestle
Construction Project
Foreman Virgil W
inspecting the work. 


2011-05-16
A view from the
Sun Room grade level
looking toward the Mezzanine and a 30 ft tall column
A view from high above the Mezzanine looing ENE
over the Living Room ceiling.
 A massive "glass wall" will be placed under that steel beam
Looking East  over
Living Room / Sun Room


This is a 16 ft tall 2x4
extending up above
the Live Oak Canopy
as a test for a
possible viewing tower. Seriously, we were
thinking about it
Looking SouthEast
over Sun Room.
The openings below will
be voluminous expanses
of PC glass "Vue" block
(80% to 90% visibility).
A rare point of view from the large steel beam above
the Sun Room.  When construction is complete
this view will not be
easily revealed


Construction Project Manager
Kevin M (middle) and crew
pouring beams 
This is the location of a "roll-down" door. One can
see the white guide
tracks going thru the
slotted opening.
The "roll-down" doors
will protect expansive
glass block below.
A view looking North to a
beam projecting out over
roof area that drains down
and West toward waterfall

A smiling block mason
hard at work over
the Equipment Room
A view lookin South from over the Media Room.  
The projection is a wall sorrounding an opening from
a higher roof to a lower
roof that will then flow
to the waterfall
The south facing door
to the Equipment Room
just to the West of
the Upper Loft


A welder preparing steel mounting plates for superstructure supporting
sloped glazing
over Master Bedroom.
A view looking upward from Mezzanine toward the Upper Loft. The wall penetrations are for mechanical ducts from and to Equipment Room and will be hidden behind glass. From the roof deck above
MBR looking up toward
wall over Equipment Rm and Upper Loft
A view from up high over
Living Rm looking down
toward low roof and Cistern
and the ever-present Live Oaks
Looking South toward
parapet walls over MBR
and roof deck (lower to left)
over BR#2. One can see the shade of the many Live Oaks in
canopy above 
From up high over
Equipment Room looking 
through a tangle of
Live Oaks that provide
much needed shade

Below the Quan yin (still in protective housing) the
plumbers are hard at work
roughing in piping
Above and behind the
statue will be three glass
panels that will create
a virtual halo.
Up high to the wall along
the left will be glass block
A roof drain poking through
a block wall
The Live Oak trunk that originates from the North side of the West Patio making its way to the East. It will be only two inches from the structure. Just to the right and about
two feet above the roof deck
one can see two roof
drainage openings that
will let water eventually flow down to the Cistern
A similar view (looking South)
The wall jutting out under the Oak branch has a drainage opening underneath that flows to over the West Patio.... and... the rainy season is almost here.
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A worker preparing the wall to receive surface coating The reinforcing for the
roof deck over the Equipment Room and a roof scuttle
opening showing through
A view from the Mezzanine looking down and ESE
toward the sill of the
South wall of the Sun Room. The opening will be filled
in with a large expanse
of glass block

The sill being poured with a vibration machine to make certain the concrete has
no gaps or air pockets
A view taken from the
ground level of the Sun Room looking West and up through
the  Living Room.
A concrete worker is on the
Lull lift with the
concrete pouring hose. 
A parapet wall cap is being poured over the Studio.
Looking up and N/W
within Sun Room / Liv Rm
2789
Looking up and N/E
within Sun Room / Liv Rm

2790
A view from above of how closely the Live Oak trees embrace the structure
2791
Steel workers preparing
a new column
2792
Steel workers installing
framing at Master Bedroom
2793
Steel workers installing
framing at Master Bedroom

2794
Steel workers installing
framing at Master Bedroom

2795
Steel workers installing
framing at Master Bedroom

2796
A view looking S/E on
West side of Master Vanity
2797
A view looking S/W from
Master Bedroom with
new steel primed gray
2798
A view looking South from
Master Bedroom with
new steel primed gray

2799
A view from on roof looking through opening that will
contain glass block
2800
A view from on roof looking through opening that will
contain glass block

2801
Looking N toward
Live Oak extending
over roof
2802
Looking East over steel
beam dividing Living Room
and Sun Room
2803
A view looking S/W from
Master Bedroom with
new steel primed gray

2804
Looking W to framing over Equipment Room and
location of roof scuttle
2805
Column supporting
Reflecting Pond #2
West of Master Vanity
2806
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Concrete worker taking a
brief break from screeding
roof deck/balcony 
over BR#2
2807
View from up high of roof
deck / balcony over BR#2
2808
Glass Block arriving on site
2809
Looking up from Living Room one can see the roof joists
temporarily stacked
prior to install
2810
Glass Block being staged
on roof prior to install
2811
Glass Block being staged
on roof prior to install ...
the conc block looks like a fireplace but is a chute for
water flow from roof above

2812
a view West from media room
2813
a view West from living room
with steel column installed
and primed
2814
West exterior of Media Room
2815


steelworkers installling framing over Master Vanity
2816
steelworkers installling framing over Master Vanity
2817
looking up to tower over Equipment Room #2
on top of this will rest
another amazing steel tower
2818

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