It’s Alive… It’s Alive… Pass the Plasma… Cutter!

22 Mar

Many of you know that we’re consulting into the Epic Creative Co-op Shipping Container Studio build, just outside Houston, TX.

I’m happy to inform you that our project has recently been picked up by DWELL magazine and I’m hearing that it may get picked up by even more publications as it nears completion.

I just talked to Vic Cherubini, the Mastermind behind the metal monster…

Vic says:

The project is coming along nicely.  Today we got a good jump on getting the R-panel on the roof.  It will be finished up by Wednesday of next week and then we begin working on the exterior walls.

I had the guys take a break today and did a panoramic photo of them in the big video production room.  This is the kind of photography we specialize in.

Vic and I have provided the readers of RR with an exclusive look at the project, before we release the images to the rest of the media.  Sometimes it pays to be involved directly, huh? 🙂

Just click on the links below to view the pano.  These are large files and make take a few seconds to fully resolve. When the panoramic photo loads, you will see a double rectangle in the lower right side of the screen. Click on it and the pano will go full screen.  Use your mouse to click and drag around the room, and your scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

Seriously… I urge you to click through to look at the panoramic photographs. I can’t do them justice here on the RR system. Drag your mouse around on the image to change the view. Amazing stuff… Almost… EPIC.

(Oh, stop groaning… you were thinking it, too…) 🙂

green screen video production_room –

This is a pano showing the guys involved in our project.  In the pano you can get a good feel for the size of the video production studio.  We will be insulating the walls with cellulose that should keep us cool and keep the sound under control.

epic creative Co-Op – Rental Unit_2 –

This pano show the interior of rental 2, which is comprised of three containers.

[Editor’s note:]
Vic notes that it will give you a good understanding of what two containers look like that have the common walls removed.   I’ve seen this at least a hundred times and it never  ceases to amaze me that you can take a few metal boxes and create spaces like this, with ease.

This rental unit also has a balcony off it which is shown in the next pano.

balcony for Rental Unit 2 for Rental 2 –

Our second rental unit in the epic Creative Co-Op will include a 40’ wrap around deck.  Last week we installed the safety railing and wire rope. We will use spray foam to insulate the container under it, and the decking will be plywood with an anti-skid coating applied to it.

It’s coming right along. Soon, instead of working day and night, 7 days a week to get the building finished… Vic’ll be working 7 days a week inside… trying to pay for it! 🙂

And, I’ll be trying to talk him into taking a few days off… We’re not getting any younger… 😉

It should be noted that all these images are Vic’s –  ©2010 epic software group, inc.


8 Responses to “It’s Alive… It’s Alive… Pass the Plasma… Cutter!”

  1. Jeremiah March 22, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Daaaaaang! I’ve still got warm fuzzies minutes after closing those photos. Excellent work by Epic! I can’t wait to see the final product.

  2. Lisa March 22, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Congratulations! Word about using shipping containers is spreading. Last night on KY3 News out of Springfield, Missouri, they featured a story about a lady who used several to create a beautiful home on the James River. I really liked the look she achieved and especially liked her use of sliding glass doors.

    • Renaissance Ronin March 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

      I know what ISBU home you’re talking about… 🙂

      Check the archives for a take on what we thought, while the lady was building it. She’s quite a character. It’s great to see that she got her dream. Good for her! 🙂

  3. Jeremiah March 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    that link may be bad. here’s another

    • Renaissance Ronin March 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

      Folks. Jeremiah is referring to a link he sent just moments before, that only got you a shockwave “loading” screen/trip to video Siberia… ;)…

      We talked a bit about this ISBU home ( and “the three ring circus” that surrounded it) way back when it was being built. I’ll have to go look for the link.

      Ain’t it pretty? Most of us would give our eye teeth to live there… 🙂

      Thanks, Jeremiah, for sourcing it out and fixing the error. It’s appreciated!

  4. john PARKER March 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    a picture is worth a 1000 words, so what are those worth?
    answers a ton of my questions. it appears to be only 2 supports for the open space they created by cutting out pretty much all the walls. is that correct? i thought there would be more. i am guessing the roof seam has been welded all the way across with 1/2 steel plating or so correct? nice rough in work…..thats what i do all day. LPS (lights, plugs and switches) lol

  5. Caribou March 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Nice! If you hear about anything like an “open house” event, please post it … this is (somewhat) near my neck of the woods, & it would be cool to take a look in-person sometime!

    • Renaissance Ronin March 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      I most certainly will. I’m sure that Vic, being the Showman that he is… (He’s one of those “creative genius” AD/Marketing kinda guys, after all…) has something up his sleeve.

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