June Donaldson and Edward Garry live at an altitude of 2,600 metres in Mosoj Llajta, Yotala, 20 minutes from the colonial city of Sucre in Bolivia, South America. Using earth and stones from the land, we have sculpted beautiful buildings which compliment the high desert landscape and incorporate creative and innovative elements of design.

We have designed a high quality hotel in Sucre for guests who want to get off the treadmill of travelling from city to city in South America. At Sky Hacienda you can dictate your own timing and choose how to enjoy your stay, whether it is doing very little or exploring the best that the Andes in Bolivia has to offer.

13 December 2011


With the mezzanine floor completed, Ed was able to work on a design for installing the cooker hood over the hob.  We had discussed the possibility of hanging it from chains from the beams, but felt that they would intrude on the clean lines of the living room interior.  So when we were designing the layout of the mezzanine, we deliberately matched the outside edge above where the hob would be installed.  By doing this we could suspend the cooker hood from the mezzanine to line up above the hob.

Ed welded a frame from the metal band around the extraction pipe on the outside edge of the mezzanine.

It looked rather precarious to me at the time, but I was assured that the structure was strong enough to support the cooker hood.
And sure enough it was still hanging there the following morning and works fine!
Of course, as with all things, it requires further work - a stainless steel cover where the hood would normally be fitted against the wall, and casing in the metal support structure.

1 comment:

Premier Range said...

Great work, it looks brilliant.