Apiary Studio
Posted on January 3, 2017 by Hans on Craft & Construction, Experimentation, Gardening

Black Locust

We finally had an opportunity to specify and utilize black locust on one of our projects. We’ve been itching to use this sustainable and locally-sourced material for many years. Black Locust is a native North American tree that grows like a weed, colonizing disturbed site with abandon. A common tree along agricultural wind breaks, successional […]

Posted on by Hans on Craft & Construction, Gardening, Horticulture

Cedar Fence

The backyard garden for a residential project in Fort Green has started to come together this summer. We recently inspected the project to approve the construction of the cedar fence that will separate the garden from the neighbors on three sides. The fence is constructed using thin, western red cedar lattice. We’re very happy with […]

Posted on by Hans on Craft & Construction, Experimentation

Terrazzo Jawn

When we designed the Pickle Factory garden for the Fishtown neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, we wanted to create a modern garden space that utilized interesting materials and reflected the sustainability values that were so important to the client. The paving and seat wall that serve as the central elements of the useable portion of the […]

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Hans on Craft & Construction

A Fowl Home

I’ve been working with my brother to design and build a chicken coop at Pleasant Run Nursery. The predators have made the former location down by the pond an impossible position to raise hens and produce eggs. The chickens have ultimately been extirpated by relentless predation from foxes, hawks, owls, opossums and most commonly, raccoons. […]