The Fraser Shipyards in Superior Wisconsin have seen their fair share of amazing engineering, what with Coast Guard cutters, massive container ships, and huge barges all spending time in their docks.
This past July, the growing shipyard broke ground on their new expanded offices on Lake Superior's waterfront and Innotech was chosen to supply our high performance windows, adding our fenestration engineering to compliment the nautical variety. The project features 67 openings, which are filled with double glazed fixed windows, spectacularly dressed in our charcoal exterior and white interior.
Scheduled to be completed in the coming weeks, we'll be sharing more photos of this amazing project once it's finished. For now, follow the link below to enjoy a selection of progress pictures provided by Fraser, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for more updates about the project!
The Ridge in Kaslo, British Columbia is nearing completion! Built and designed by EcoCentric Design, The Ridge is a sustainable private residence on the shores of Kootenay Lake overlooking the majestic Kootenay Rockies.
The project features triple glazed Innotech windows and exterior doors in charcoal exterior and interior finish. The home has numerous extra large openings to take full advantage of the views. Custom shapes, combinations and creative placement of the windows throughout the home also make this home an architectural gem.
Here are a few photos of the project taken this year throughout the building process. We'll be taking professional photos next year once the landscaping is complete and the sunny weather returns. Stay tuned!
For more images, visit EcoCentric Design's blog.
Images courtesy of EcoCentric Design.
We love Home #9!
The AIA Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour is an exciting opportunity to tour beautiful homes in Minneapolis and St. Paul designed by talented architects. This year, home #9 of 23 is one of the highlights of the tour.
Designed by Sarah Nettleton Architects, the LEED-certified, 4,000 square foot home is a mix of good design and sustainability. The home features triple glazed Innotech Tilt + Glide Doors and Terrace Swing Doors in a custom painted dark grey finish supplied by our local dealer Heritage Window and Door.
+ For more information about Home #9 and the Homes by Architects Tour, click here
+ View additional photos of Home #9 on Houzz.com
There's nothing more exciting than seeing an excavator break ground for the future site of a beautiful new project!
Casa Torre, a new single family residence by home designer and builder Christopher Gelber, is now in the beginning stages of construction. The three-storey, 3,000 square foot contemporary home is nestled in a steep hillside in the Portland hills with serene views of Forest Park.
"I designed the house to take the greatest advantage of the landscape and so all three levels are elegantly tied to the land, interconnected by trails that meander across the site." - Christopher Gelber
Not only is Casa Torre a beautiful home to look at, but it will also be a comfortable home to live in. Christopher intends to build the home with state-of-the-art technologies that will contribute to a highly durable and energy efficient home - including Innotech Tilt + Turn Windows.
Read more about and follow construction progress of Casa Torre on Christopher Gelber's blog here.
To see photos of Casa Nera, another project by Christopher Gelber, click here.
All photos courtesy of Christopher Gelber.
We're pleased to share an early look at a multifamily project we're very excited about – The Vermeer. Designed by Jim Bussey at Formwerks Architectural, engineered by Brenda Shaw at Level 5 Consulting and built by the team at Kindred Construction, Innotech helped The Vermeer overcome some very significant design challenges.
The Vermeer is a four storey, 14 unit “smart condo” development in Vancouver, BC scheduled to be completed this coming winter. The owners and the building team were looking to accomplish a number of important goals for their new building: spectacular aesthetics, high build quality, long-term durability, sound abatement, and water management.The Vermeer is located in the prestigious community of Kitsilano, surrounded by some of the most beautiful architecture and design in Canada. The design was the product of the talented team at Formwerks Architectural and was influenced by the European classical-style. Innotech's German engineered window and door offerings perfectly complement the European architectural design of the building.
The prime location of The Vermeer posed a potential noise pollution issue – the building sits on one of the busiest streets in Vancouver. Therefore, the project required a sound abatement solution that would provide a comfortable living space for homeowners. Innotech's multi-point locking windows and doors were the product of choice to achieve this most important requirement.
"The experience and attention to details for this project were OVER THE TOP. The windows and doors were produced and delivered on time. They are built tough; the second you open one of the doors you feel the strength of the product - they are the VERY BEST money can buy. The tilt and turn technology is safe and the airtight seal when the doors are closed make them the perfect product for this location." - Scott Nash, Senior Superintendent, Kindred Construction
To deal with the water management issue Formwerks and building envelope consultants at Level 5 Consulting trusted Innotech's pressured equalized rain screen system. As a premier water management system it will provide the homeowners a sense of confidence that their investment will be secure for years to come. Adding to the durability of the fenestration is Innotech's standard steel reinforced high performance uPVC, which have a track record of superior durability over years of use.
“Level 5 Consulting has specified Innotech windows and doors on several of our projects - including some very difficult high-exposure projects from oceanfront hotels, high-rises and single family homes. We choose this product whenever possible water ingress is a big concern. We are also very pleased with the thermal performance of the windows and doors. Innotech gives excellent technical support and great service. They are a pleasure to so business with." - Brenda Shaw, P.Eng, President, Level 5 Consulting
The project has been an amazing showcase for what Innotech products can do; the ultimate in performance without sacrificing aesthetics. Truly the best of both worlds.
Here's a quick snapshot of the windows and doors installed in the still under construction project. Stay tuned for more photos!
Photo Courtesy of A-Z Carpentry.
House & Home, Canada's leading design and interior design magazine, featured an Innotech-supplied project in their July issue.
The fabulous home is located in Langdale on BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast and features stunning views of the Pacific ocean. While the home's proximity to the water makes for amazing seaside viewing, the harsh salt environment can do terrible things to traditional windows and doors. Innotech windows and doors, with their corrosion resistant engineering and materials, were the perfect choice to ensure those spectacular views will be enjoyed for years to come.
Pick up a copy of House & Home on newsstands before they're all gone!
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization's grand opening ceremony for their new community facility is Saturday, October 27, 2012. We're honoured to have been selected to supply the windows for this sustainable building that reflects the MWMO management practices for supporting water resources and treating storm water.
+ For more info on the grand opening and the MWMO, click here
+ For more info on the new community facility featuring Innotech windows, click here
Our clients have one thing in common: they demand the very best for their projects. Dan Sawatzky at Imagination Corporation, a self-described storyteller extraordinaire and proud grampa, is no exception.
Dan is currently building his dream home in Chilliwack, British Columbia and documenting every step on his blog. And for the record, this isn't your ordinary home building project. It encompasses more than high-performance products and technologies, it's the story of creative heart with an exceptional vision to build a home like no other.
+ Learn why he selected Innotech products here.
One unit remains in this beautiful lake front condo in the Okanagan!
Recently featured in Okanagan Home Magazine, 402 Lakeshore Drive is a luxurious four-unit condominium located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, BC. The two-storey building features a total of 7,268 square feet with two units on each storey ranging in size from 1,391 to 2,100 square feet. All four units feature high-quality construction, open concept floor plans and high-end finishing.
Located across from public beaches, sound control and security were a priority. “It was important that we didn’t compromise comfort for aesthetics,” says Tony Giroux at Wesplan Building Design. “We wanted large openings to take advantage of the views and maximize natural light, but we also wanted our homeowners to be comfortable and safe.”
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