A Sustainable Mudpit

This might look like a mud pit to the untrained eye.  Actually, it is that too, but we get excited about this mud pit here at 2atara.  Those pin piles you see are metal tubes that are driven into the ground for sustainability reasons.  Causing less disruption of the land, they allow us to lightly rest our concrete pad on the soil.  By not having to dig giant holes for foundations, nearby trees and their root systems are protected and they don’t have to be cut down for construction.

A Flying Garage

The renovation of a 1960’s rambler kicked off with a large stand-alone garage being picked up by a giant crane and relocated onto its new pad attached to the home. With a significant amount of site infill two courtyards will be created and 75 sf of deck added.

Watch the short video clip here.

A Flying Garage

Modular Home Excitement Part 3.

After a very long journey over snowy mountain passes and across an ocean sound, 2atara’s modular home flew through the air and landed in its final resting place Friday afternoon.

 

 

 

Modular Home Excitement Part 2.

Bright and early on this winter solstice morning, or perhaps more accurately dark and cold, 2atara’s modular home took the 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island.  It was a snug fit to be sure.  Cranes tomorrow!

 

 

 

Modular Home Excitement!

This Thursday morning (December 21st) 2atara Design Build will be bringing a sustainably designed modern modular home (built in Idaho) onto the Island via the Seattle/Bainbridge 5.30am ferry — hope it fits!  It will be in two massive 70ft pieces that will be craned into place at their new home on Lofgren Road.

The home being built last month in its facility in Idaho.

Darden House

Here we have a space designed to take in the views. This home stands tall, with a ‘crow’s nest’ perched perfectly at the end of a sky bridge on the upper level. The exterior confirms this is an intriguing solution to joining spaces, allowing the main house and garage levels to feel as one. 2atara knew of the challenge in working with a complex site on the hillside, though also knew that our design ideas always surpass!

Building the Henderson-Doerr Studio

Building the 200 sqft Henderson-Doerr Studio on Bainbridge Island in photos.

Ale House Update 6.24.14

Tenant improvements at the new Alehouse on Winslow Way have everyone who passes by stopping for a stare. A sleek modern design coupled with industrial finishes give this Alehouse that feel of a functioning brewery while providing patrons with the comforts of the community local pub.

Wilson Indoor Pool and Patio Project Update 4.1.14