Icon brings 3D-printed starchitect design to the Texas desert!
Our portfolio company ICON just announced a partnership with the brilliant Liz Lambert, an exceptional figure in the hospitality industry, ICON, the trailblazers of cutting-edge technology and large-scale 3D printing, and the globally acclaimed BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, these homes offer a truly extraordinary and unmatched living experience. Originally published at Julian Sarokin — The Future Will Be Simple.
Demolition Begins — [Part 5]
Today we started the first major part of our demolition — pretty simple process just 1 machine and 1 person controlling the machine to knock all the walls down, and a second truck to haul the materials away to the recycling facility. Knocking down the house was fairly simple — the tricky part will be breaking down the concrete in the basement. That requires different machinery, and then that hole needs to be filled with the correct materials before we can move on to pouring the new foundation.
Excavator Came Before Permits — Waste of Money [Part 4]
We scheduled a machine to come on the 17th expecting the city to approve our permits by then, it’s now the 29th, and the permits are still not approved. Since the machine costs $800 / day we had to send it back and re-schedule until the city is ready. This is tough because its not easy to get the machine on-site, we’ll probably have to wait a week or two until they will come back out.
Starting Interior Demolition — Doors and Cabinets [Part 2]
First step in full demo is to get rid of the doors, and cabinets, closets, etc. After that’s done, need to haul all of the materials away to a recycling plant. Pretty standard day, no problems yet. Originally published at Julian Sarokin — The Future Will Be Simple.