Through multiple stages spanning three years, GuildWorks fabricated and installed a series of permanent rain canopies at Ahamtoulli, a beautiful eco-resort on the island of Corfu in Greece. This amazing property is a visionary place where your world can sparkle alive again.
Our custom canopies include two major rain collection canopies which provide much needed shade for the decks in front of the yurts as well as protection between the yurt facilities as patrons walk to the adjacent bathrooms and shower extensions. A third canopy was designed and installed to cover the dining hall and kitchen and allows for the stove's heat vent.
When we were first contacted about this project, the property was still being developed, a vision of what could be beginning to come to light, the lands were still being cleared, and the pools still being built. Today the property has grown into a beautiful inviting space, and GuildWorks is excited to be a part of their vision and their growth process.
"Most of us remember a moment when the world sparkled alive for us. Everything, from a butterfly’s wing to a sun-ripened peach and a thunderstorm, shimmered with magic. That feeling didn't have a name yet. It just glowed with raw strength and vitality, dynamic peace and possibility. You sensed who you were at your core and what you were made to do. Yet, time and responsibility, stress and routine obscured that glowing vision. It’s power faded and seemed to disappear. At Ahamtouli, we hear your longing to rekindle that vital spark and offer an innovative, nurturing portal back to that bubbling source. " - Ahamtoulli Eco-Resort
GuildWorks, announces the latest installation for a very quaint and very Portland client. Caravan ~ The Tiny House Hotel, as featured recently on Portlandia. Caravan is the the first hotel of its kind and has received quite the attention. We're proud to have worked with them to help bring a dream of theirs to life, a cohesive courtyard to protect patrons by the fire during the Portand rains. By adding a gorgeous Shade and Rain canopy as the center piece to their courtyard, we have made quite an improvement to the style, and functionality of the space. It's no surprise something so unique would have it's roots in Portland.
Deb & Kol, the proprietors, contacted GuildWorks originally a couple years ago and discussed options for a custom shade structure but decided to hold off on development until they had a better sense of how they wanted to utilize the space. Over the course of their opening and developing the property their needs became more evident and by working with GuildWorks we were able to provide the solution.
"The Flying Squirrel" a whimsical freestanding 22'x25' free standing tension structure designed to protect patrons during the sunny spring and summer months, and full rain protection throughout the year. While it is essentially strong enough to be considered a permanent installation it is very much a temporary structure. Designed to be taken down in a few hours, yet sturdy enough to withstand heavy winds and the very rare Portland snow loads.
Unlike many of our structures that require tension guy lines back from the poles, this system involves much heavier duty custom steel posts that slip into metal sleeves in the ground, allowing canopy to practically bump right up to each Tiny House perfectly. Each of the 6 steel posts may be removed from the ground sleeves to allow mobility of the Tiny Homes and allowing for flexibility within the space.
This is definitely a unique example of our current work, if you have any questions and would like something similar for your own space, please feel free to contact us for more information.
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