JanusArch has long collaborated with John to build custom islands and walls and specializes in CAD/CAM technologies to provide 3 and 5 axis milling, rapid prototyping, and custom craftwork. JanusArch’s production facilities are in the Pacific Northwest, with skilled craftsmen selecting and cutting the hardwoods, stone and steel that John combines to create entirely unique products for each client. These same craftsmen and John install the finished product on-site.
Conceptualization of the project marries site measurements with client requirements. John sketches the overall look and feel of the space, along with locations of various features and details for the stacked materials.
Once finalized, the conceptual sketches are brought into the computer and modeled in 3D. Parametric modeling software is used to create organic undulating forms, then sliced and packaged for milling.
All materials selected (marine-grade plywoods/stone/steel) are either milled, water-jet cut or plasma cut according to the computer cut-files, and painstakingly numbered and brought on location to assemble.
Skilled craftsmen assemble each project, stacking and layering materials in order, aligning each layer and ensuring every numbered item is accounted for and checked off, then sanded, assembled, stained, and sealed.
Final assembly often includes incorporation of complementary furniture, wall-coverings, paint, fabrics, accessories and lighting, catering to the identity of the project and its surroundings.
John strives to create a unique expression of design and function for every client, and is at the helm of each project every step of the way, from concept and construction through completion and delivery.