Skilled laborers and #Union. That's right. Who wouldn't be thrilled to pay their brothers union wages?
It's what happening at the #ecostead, where we are getting close to framing after what can only be described as an amazing site preparation job by one dedicated GC-to-be, my bruh Ben.
HE HAS AN INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD UNION CARD AND EVERYTHING. :)
Continuing the discussion on framing systems, a few other human-centric thoughts about variation of styles in (or not in) the "longhouse". TBH I wasn't expecting these things to be so specific, but eh.
Portland's #suburbs have some areas where the architectural styles of the neighborhoods is definitely inspired by (prevalent) of Japanese thinking. In other nearby places, the expression is more rare, w/ only a garden path.
The "in between" spots are all wrong, though: the necessity of on-foot (and we're not talking sidewalks, but trails) travel has been completely ignored by generations of developers in their ff vehicles.
There is, in this region's history, another dark past (similar to oppression of locally-indigenous peoples) that zero of the Realtor-types would ever be able to acknowledge properly. READ: https://www.wweek.com/arts/2019/12/03/survivors-of-minidoka-in-idahos-high-desert-describe-their-experiences-for-a-new-film
So it is no surprise the difficulties the architect we hired had in trying to finish the project's rebuild design; as the #Ecostead is for all practical purposes, a small zen-inspired cottage. It just never had its porch and mudroom finished properly.
She took 7 months and broke the good faith contract we offered. But we paid her garish fees anyway. #NoIvyLeague is better way to go.
P.S. These styles suck:
- Thomas (as in Jefferson)
- Mission (Spanish colonial)
- garish (WS colonial-era 1700's
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