Chicago Flyhouse Blog

30 Seconds in the Shop (Performer Flying Training)

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 5, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Most days are normal (and busy) in the Flyhouse shop. Fabricate, rinse and repeat. On certain days, theater groups come in and test out our performer flying Ziplifts before they use them in a show. Today one of those days. Lookingglass Theater in conjunction with The Actor's Gymnasium trained on our system for an upcoming touring show in Atlanta. 

 

 

Topics: Performer Flying, 30 Seconds in the Shop, Video, Flyhouse Projects

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago) was founded in 1871 and moved to its existing location on Michigan Avenue in 1912. Flyhouse provided assistance on a project that put the church in the local record books.
 

Topics: Facts, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

[Video] 30 Seconds in the Shop [Tao-line Project]

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When you have a project to test, you call in the staff circus arts expert to test it. Today with 30 Seconds in the Shop, we hoist up our latest project and spin it around. 

Topics: 30 Seconds in the Shop, Performer Flying, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 13, 2016 3:39:25 PM
As part of a year-long sculpture installation piece at Garfield Park Conservatory entitled "solarise: a sea of all colors," Flyhouse installed "Floresence" in the Conservatory's Show House. The installation runs through September 22, 2016.
 

Topics: Facts, Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects

[Project Recap] Uniqlo Lighting Hoist System

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Uniqlo is a Japanese casual fashion retailer with an avid following. Being new to Chicago, Uniqlo opened a 60,000-square-foot, three-level store on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue in the fall of 2015; the largest of other U.S. locations except for the flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York.

For the new store, Uniqlo looked to install five ceiling light bars that came down from their 60’ high ceiling. In most cases, ladders or a lift system would be used for the lighting maintenance, but given the store’s structural features, it would not work for this particular space. Aside from the ceiling height, Uniqlo’s trademark long escalator provided only limited access to a lighting system.

To combat the issue, Flyhouse installed a hoist system inside the ceiling allowing for the five light bars to be easily lowered to the ground for any maintenance. On a fast timeline and with construction delays, Flyhouse installed the hoist system to meet the needs of this unique store.

Topics: Project Recaps, Flyhouse Projects