One thing Dreamcatcher Design+Build specializes in is Man Spaces. But what is a Man Space? Our new blog "The Man Cave" looks to find that out. Follow us as we look at the spaces, ideas, imagery, and tools that define what a man is and what a space designed just for him should be like.
The carpenter's house is never finished..... but it's getting there. Follow along as Dreamcatcher Design+Build's founder, Gaberiel Keway, slowly transforms his own residence from deteriorated mortgage repo property into a lovely new country home.
Dreamcatcher Design+Build was fortunate to be selected by the University of Michigan for the initial construction and final placement of the Michigan Solar House (MiSo*) Project, now residing at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, MI. This experimental project is an innovative 660-square foot, solar-powered home designed by an interdisciplinary team of architecture students from the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning for the 2005 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC.
Dreamcatcher Design+Build is proud to be the official architectural design studio for the Detroit based artist collaborative 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios as they continue work to provide the Michigan arts community with affordable studios, workspace, gallery space, exhibition programs, arts education programs, and an artist in residency program.
Here at Dreamcatcher Design+Build, we love tools. Fortunately we're not alone. Here's a great article by writer and fellow tool aficionado Donovan Hohn expressing a little about the nostalgia, progress, and hidden meanings behind tools. This article was originally published in the January 2005 issue of Harper's Magazine.
Epic Machine Incorporated is primarily a machine shop and an industry leader in the production of tooling for the metal casting industry, but they are currently expanding operations into the realm of innovative sustainability products. Recently Dreamcatcher Design+Build collaborated with Epic Machine Inc. to design and build the EPAC; a one of a kind prototype machine that converts used incontinence products into a sustainable fuel source. The machine is slated to be installed in convalescent centers and child care facilities nation wide in an effort to dramatically reduce the burden that incontinence products currently put on our nation's landfills while simultaneously providing a new source of energy production through the gasification of the processed output materials.
While Mr. Carlton is the Resident Architect here at Dreamcatcher Design+Build, he also holds his own professional practice where he accepts freelance projects in architectural consultation, design, and presentation quality 3D rendering. Also, if you know of any architectural firms who need a new and better associate designer, we sincerely hope you might recommend our friend Matt.
Against the Grain (atG) creates a multitude of sustainable sculpted objects, ecofriendly millworks, and custom designed interiors. Additionally, atG is working to help upstart businesses in Lansing, Michigan's historic Old Town district; reinventing that community on a base of trendy retail stores and sustainably minded young professionals . Dreamcatcher Design+Build would like to salute the efforts of associate design/build firm Against the Grain in their efforts to create custom furniture solutions using recycled and reclaimed products and help out the local community in the process.
While Dreamcatcher Design+Build provides all services necessary to complete your project, sometimes we collaborate with other construction companies to ensure the project is completed on time and on budget. Creative Custom Carpentry was hand selected as an affiliate in some of our building solutions. In that regard, Creative Custom Carpentry has become Dreamcatcher Design+Build's go to professional for assistance in matters pertaining to residential tile, roofing, and vinyl siding. You can be sure that the work provided to us by Creative Custom Carpentry is up to our extremely high quality standards.
Dreamcatcher Design+Build loves trees. Trees keep the air cleaner, they shade us from the summer sun, they can be used to strategically block views, they can provide us with fruit to eat, they look great planted next to our homes, and they're fun to climb. To keep these arboreal workhorses happy and health takes an expert in all matters of leaf and bark. Dreamcatcher Design+Build is excited to have the expertise at hand of the Family Tree Doctor. There's not a tree or plant disease out there that they can't diagnose and treat. So keep your trees healthy and keep your yard beautiful all year long by contacting the Family Tree Doctor for a checkup today! Check them out on Facebook.
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