Month: February 2017

TEKLA Structural Designer Helps Us Design an Ultra-Modern Structure with a Glass Roof

This was going to be the first concrete and steel building in our small town. I bought the land after the old bank building and hotel were torn down. They should have been made into historic structures, but the people wanted to redevelop the town area to attract new shops and businesses. My idea for a building I wanted to construct was planned using the TEKLA Structural Designer. It has a stone facade for the first 8 feet, then it is metal and glass. It is sort of the new growing out of the old. The top is a glass roof. We have nothing like that in the entire region.

The top floor is going to be a space where the public and those who work in the building can go to relax. It will be a natural space where you can eat lunch and enjoy the grass and trees anytime of year. With the overall plan to develop the town area, it is important to preserve some natural spaces in any way that we can. This building will be the first of its kind here. I got the idea from how architects build in Singapore. The island has limited land mass, and natural areas for public use are preserved in the very buildings that reach up into the sky. There are rooftop parks and infinity pools. It is amazing to see. It gets cold here, so we are putting our natural space under glass.

The engineering has to take into account everything from heating and cooling to being able to vent the air when we cut the grass inside and prevent the odors from reaching other parts of the building. Fresh cut grass smells nice, but some people sneeze and cough when exposed to it. Imagine cutting grass indoors! All of this had to be considered in our 3D modeling of the space and the HVAC system. Our architects are geniuses, and we cannot wait to start the building process.

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The Best Place I’ve Ever Lived at

I am a pretty active person, so I wanted to make sure that the Parkville apartments for rent that I looked at had plenty of things for me to do there. I know some people probably are more interested in what the inside of the apartment looks like, but I am the opposite. I knew that I would not spend a lot of time in my apartment because I would just much rather be out doing something. I did not want to have to always leave the area to do things though, which is why I wanted to see what the community amenities were of the different complexes that I was looking at.

It was easy to discount a lot of them because there were just not enough things to do while there. I wanted something more than just a swimming pool, because I don’t always feel like swimming. I wanted to have different options, and that is why I knew that the Links at Parkville complex was the right one for me. As soon as I saw all of the community amenities, I knew it was perfect. I was even able to see some pictures of the different things that are offered there, which really sealed the deal for me.

Not only do they have a swimming pool, but there is also a really nice fitness center there. There is a volleyball court too, which I absolutely loved because I had not played volleyball in years even though I love the game. There is also a clubhouse so I knew I would be able to meet a lot of new friends there. It is close to the university too, which is where I work, so it really is the best place that I found for me. I moved in quickly, and it is the best place I have ever lived!

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A Three Bedroom Apartment That is Spacious

I thought it would be hard to find three bedroom apartments in Topeka KS, but it was actually easier than I thought it would be. I had been living in a house I was renting along with my two daughters, and I knew we were outgrowing it. It was fine when they were younger, because they did not mind sharing a room. It was also easy having just one bathroom because they did not spend a lot of time in there on their own. Now that they are teenagers, it is an entirely different story.

I knew that they needed their own space, even with how close they are to one another. I also knew that having an extra bathroom would be a huge blessing for all three of us. I did not look for another house because I knew the girls would be going off to college within a few years, and I wanted to keep my options open a lot more. I started looking at different complexes without telling the girls, because I honestly was not sure I would find a nice one that had everything I wanted for the three of us.

Like I said though, it was easier than I thought, mainly because I was able to look for apartments online. When I saw a three bedroom unit with two baths that is close to both where the girls go to school and where I work, it just seemed like it was meant to be. I showed the girls the layout of the apartment, and they both really liked everything they saw. The rooms are a lot bigger than what we had in the house, and there are so many fun things to do at the complex too. It was a unanimous decision for all of us to move there quickly!

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