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Ames Lake Studio contemporary-exterior

Ames Lake Studio

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July 10, 2013
bianca116 wrote:
ames lake studio - what is roof material
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Well - I'm not ready to build any time soon; still saving and planning for a future day. I love coming here to learn and collect ideas for my future dream home. But I've always wanted to combine the palette of industrial design elements (concrete, steel I-beams, exposed glu-lam wood beams, exposed brick, exposed ductwork) to design a home that is the bastard child of an Industrial Loft and a Spanish Monastery; for example, using I-beams to mimic stone columns, using glu-lam beams to mimic exposed wooden ceiling beams, using polished concrete to mimic stone floors, using the AAC blocks you mentioned to mimic the rustic exterior of Tuscan/Spanish colonial exteriors. The more I learn, the better I can communicate to a future architect what I want, and the more I can learn to economize with cost-effective options. So - I really appreciate it when architects/designers such as yourself take the time to educate random people like me. It brings me one idea closer to a lifelong dream.
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Well your dream home sounds wonderful. The basis for the studio was mixing industrial and medieval cathedrals so I might be a little biased. One of the best parts of my job is educating others and in those conversations I learn more too. Again as your home comes into focus and more questions come up please feel free to contact us.
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