Kebony North America has announced the launch of Design vs. Build, a video series that explores the differing perspectives architects/designers and builders have as a project moves from concept to construction.
Produced and presented by Kebony, each episode in the video series tells the story of a different residential or commercial project with interviews from architects, designers, project managers and more, as they talk about the project from their point of view.
“Since being with Kebony, I’ve been able to visit some wildly beautiful projects across the country, and I want to do what I can to highlight the people behind them,” Kebony U.S. Marketing Director Ben Roberts states. “Sometimes we can look at the finished project and forget all of the hard work and incredible craftsmanship it took to get there. Without a competent builder, specs by an architect remain lines on a page. And, without the vision laid-out by the architect, there’s no roadmap to produce these stunning structures.”
Episode 1 depicts the design and development of the Fulshear House, an expansive multi-building modern residence recently completed on a former pecan farm a few miles outside of Houston. Developed on his family’s 210-acre ranch, David Wersebe shares his vision for the nearly 6,000 square-foot modern ranch estate and why he enlisted help from his neighbor/structural engineer Shannon Galway to engineer features like a massive four-car steel and glass garage door and a 40-ft. steel bridge. This episode also features the project manager, Santiago Macedo, who talks about the unique details and challenges they experienced along the way.
Next up will be The Harland West Hollywood, a multifamily development of modern condominiums designed to reimagine high-density urban infill living while celebrating local neighborhood character.
Designed by Office Untitled and built by Matt Construction, and sitting on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the complex comprises 37 condominiums and townhome residences with outdoor terraces made with layered spaces around a massive communal interior courtyard and an undulating façade.
“Design vs. Build is not about Kebony or a specific product. We simply want to tell the story of the people and process behind amazing architectural projects. Our hope is whether you are an architect or contractor or something in between there’s something in each episode you can relate to,” Roberts says.