December 8, 2008

Update on the Storybook House

A little over a month ago I won a competition to build a storybook house at the Dallas Arboretum. I have been busy refining my design and trying to get it to a place in which it can be built. I am almost there. I met with a contractor who is going to help me build it this last Thursday, and the meeting ended up being was a huge encouragement and help. The head contractor was very excited to get to help out with the project and I received a lot of good feedback.

I have also had some friends express interest in helping me build it. I will need the most help on Saturday Jan 31st and Saturday Feb 7th. We will be putting it together out at the Arboretum on those weekeends. If you can't make it don't worry too much; it will be up at the Arboretum from mid March untill Dec. And if you can't wait that long to see it, here are some of the latest renderings from my sketchup model:

It will be located right smack in the middle of a large bamboo grove.



Here are construction steps for building it (I got some lego men to help demonstrate how easy it is going to be):




7 comments:

Brian said...

In a bamboo grove - could it have been any cooler! We'll talk about whether we can make it up, and we'll call you soon.

Grace said...

Since there is bamboo - will there also be gravity-defying ninjas involved?

Blake said...

I will try and see if I can make it up one of those weekends to help...sounds like fun! Looks pretty cool.

Jacob Haynes said...

Yeah, the bamboo is pretty cool. The location is actually the same site that a friend of mine was given when he won the treehouse competition a couple of years ago. I was hoping with a story title like “The Bamboo Cutters Daughter” would get me the same site.

I will have to see if I can’t install some gravity defying ninjas.

corey said...

ooo, I might be there the 31st! yay. I can help build something that everyone will see!

Raghu said...

I know it's not related to your post, but Slumdog Millionaire was AMAZING!

(Ps : your designs are awesome, I would like to help but I am pretty sure I would destroy something!)

Batman said...

stinkin sweet. I'm impressed with the sketchup skillz! Let me know if you need a little Ryoan-ji landscape plan ;-) Hope all is well brotha!