Dwell Home Venice: Part 7

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By Michael Sylvester / Published by Dwell
In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 7, October 2011: Pouring the Footings. The formwork and rebar is in place. It's time to pour some concrete.
Dwell Home Venice: Part 7 - Photo 1 of 6 - The pump that will push the concrete down a hose from the street to the furthest part of the site some 129 feet away.

The pump that will push the concrete down a hose from the street to the furthest part of the site some 129 feet away.

Dwell Home Venice: Part 7 - Photo 2 of 6 - Concrete crew members work together during the pour as the hose is cumbersome to manage.

Concrete crew members work together during the pour as the hose is cumbersome to manage.

Dwell Home Venice: Part 7 - Photo 3 of 6 - A tree root wrapped in mud, burlap and plastic is about to be encased in concrete.

A tree root wrapped in mud, burlap and plastic is about to be encased in concrete.

Dwell Home Venice: Part 7 - Photo 4 of 6 - The first of the concrete truck arrives early in the morning.

The first of the concrete truck arrives early in the morning.

 

Dwell Home Venice: Part 7 - Photo 5 of 6 - The footing surface after cleaning with a trowel.

The footing surface after cleaning with a trowel.

Dwell Home Venice: Part 7 - Photo 6 of 6 - The footings start to cure. Next step is preparation for the slab pour.

The footings start to cure. Next step is preparation for the slab pour.