Since we are eyeing Hurricane Florence reminds us of the Hallways and Elevator Lobbies at Dockside Condominiums which were last updated after the damage of Hurricane Hugo. Renovations have begun on the lobbies by updating all of the materials. Raising the ceilings in the elevator lobbies with indirect uplighting and new platinum leafed light fixtures. New porcelain ceramic floors, wainscoting and moldings will complete the design. Construction has begun by Chastain Builders and will take around six months to complete. #docksidecharleston #charlestonsc #Chastianconstruction #charlestoncondos #charlestonrenvoations.
Happy birthday to Sharon Ritchey. We were privileged to design a custom home in Walnut Cove near Asheville for Sharon and her spouse Julia. It was a sloping site down to a stream in the rear with a wonderful mountain … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that today is the twelfth anniversary that Carol Jordan, Associate AIA, LEEP AP has been with our firm. She has been the Studio Manager for the last two years. Thank you again Carol for all that you have done for Chris Rose Architects and our clients. Her attention to detail and project management skills are just a few of her talents.
Carol Jordan just went by the office and it came through the storm unscathed. Thanks to everyone for your kind texts and emails. Johns Island doesn’t have electricity but hopefully it will be restored shortly. Hope everyone will return to a normal routine soon. I think most of Charleston is without power. Most important is that all of us came through. You really get your priorities straight in times like these. Everything else are just things.
Charles and his wife and collaborator Ray Eames are considered one of the most important American designers of the 20th Century. The Eames chair (pictured here) is a classic design that is still popular and in production. He made modernism acceptable to non-elite Americans. His driving principal was a life made better through design and technology.
This Earth Day I would like to showcase how our firm has embraced green technology for many years not just when it became popular. These strategies are not only cost effective but energy efficient over the life of the home.
On the large ocean front home we designed at 45 Surfsong these shots show how we incorporated active PV (photo voltaic solar panels) into the roof of this home. Since this home is ocean front and doesn’t have large trees blocking the sunlight, we were able to create enough roof space to generate electricity for approximately 40% of the home through sunlight. A parapet shields the edges of the panels from view from the ground. We recessed some additional panels into the copper roof.
This system cost about the same as nice residential appliance package we have provided solar energy. At present, solar panels are dropping in cost, as with most technology so being green doesn’t necessary raise the cost of a home.