Summer Street: Demo Time!

Demolition is always a mix of excitement and anxiety – what scary stuff will we find when we start taking down walls? Mostly, we all [architects, contractors, and clients] focus on the negative, but demo can actually reveal wonderful opportunities like hidden spaces, interesting surfaces, chances to improve systems and insulation, and history, to name […]

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Under Construction: May/June 2015

Winchester Street is in full swing, with framing now finishing up. We’ve had extensive structural work to do – as is often the case with old houses –¬†and now, with new steel, helical piles, a new concrete slab, some new masonry, and reframed floors, the house will be safe and secure for the next generation […]

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Why “Runcible?”

Many people ask where the name “Runcible Studios” came from. I usually begin by explaining that the word “runcible” was coined by Edward Lear in his poem “The Owl and the Pussycat,” which I explain here. But there’s more to the story. Hilary Knight’s illustrations of the poem, in a 1983 edition, were entirely captivating […]

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