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Well, happy people really! Check out this time lapse in which the WaterFire Arts Center gets its new carpets installed on its office floor. Designed to align with the event day dress code that we and our volunteers adhere to at WaterFire, the new carpets are done in black and red tiles which are easy...
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Electrical Systems Make Us Glow! Nothing can compare to our bonfires on the rivers of Providence. But our electrical systems make the WaterFire Arts Center a stunning place to be! Supplementing our natural light, mandatory during the night, our lighting fixtures were chosen to be appropriate to the age and industrial history of our building. They come in two...
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It is amazing how much has changed in the months spanning from September to February! When volunteer photographer Elaine Fredrick made the first images in this collection, the windows were not fully installed! A lot has happened since then. Sheetrock has covered the steel studs. Everything is beginning to look like it will when we move...
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Interior Design Goals The interior of the WaterFire Arts Center is striking and bold! The colors and designs are chosen to align with the famous artist Piet Mondrian’s landmark quadrilateral paintings. The inspiration of his palette is carried throughout the buildings spaces and furnishings. Our building’s historic surfaces are unrestored but protected with a clear coat...
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A pallet of Big Ass Fans for the ceiling arrived today! No, really, that is the brand name! Big Ass Fans have made a name for themselves as designers and suppliers of giant industrial ceiling fans, and of contemporary looking fine home fans. Our fans fall somewhere in between. They have an industrial design with exposed workings. The...
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Exciting News! The WaterFire Arts Center receives its first furnishings! The first floor is still in mid phases of construction but the second floor is ready to receive its desks! Here, video intern Madeline Cirullo Vanna Whites our latest counter space.
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Providence local DBVW Architects used three-dimensional computer models to help them design the WaterFire Arts Center. By relying on laser scans of the preexisting building to generate a super accurate and detailed model, interventions and modifications were laid out in an explorable, modifiable environment that eased coordination between ourselves, DBVW, and the engineers and contractors...
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  While the WaterFire staff was away enjoying a hard-earned post-season holiday, TRAC builders and many subcontractors continued to work on the WaterFire Arts Center. They’ve installed central heating, and are now sealing up the spaces around the windows. The building is warm (at least relatively) and getting quieter as more of the windows are...
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It has been weeks of installation, but finally, the WaterFire Art Center has its new windows! Insulation around the windows is still being carefully fitted, but the final facade of the WaterFire Art Center is finally coming into place and looking fine! The panels of plywood which look similar in size to the windows are protecting the...
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Take a walking tour through the WaterFire Arts Center! Click and drag on the video in order to change the angle of view! The tour begins on the aerial bridge connecting the North and South second floors, before exploring the office spaces, a between floor mezzanine, and the work spaces on the ground floor, before...
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