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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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enjoying fall

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I have a bunch of family in town to help celebrate the fall weather.  OK, there was this thing about a football game last weekend.  but they came none the less mom helping me apply paint to the ramp.   my sister and her husband came down from lincoln, nebraska.  you won't see...

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Going once, going twice...

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Today's Times has a piece on Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House. (Not having spent any real time in California to speak of, I am intrigued by this place they call "Palm Springs.") Anyway, down at the bottom of the article we find the names of the architects responsible for its renovation: Marmol & Radziner, who of course have another noteworthy home in the California desert. There's something

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85 and sunny

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Hard to believe the leaves have just barely started to change. I was working in shorts and a tshirt this weekend. Strange fall. [UPDATE: 29 degrees last night, just about one week after this was originally posted. So fall's here.] Made a lot of progress on the deck - the ipe is almost all down: The trench and hole for the gas line and tank are dug, but apparently my HVAC guy is still at

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745 Navy For Sale [sigh]

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:24 AM
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One of my dream homes is for sale. Sadly, it's in California, is listed for $849k, and only has one bedroom and one bathroom - while I live in Michigan with a family of four and a budget smaller than a postage stamp.The luscious 745 Navy is on the [...]

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Subtle Sneak Preview on hiveMODULAR Blog????

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:27 AM
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Check out this fun post on the hiveMODULAR blog. It looks like it's about cars ... or is it? Look closely at this pic of their cabin:Looks like a sea container project to me! I hope we get to see more of [...]

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mythic paint

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:11 AM
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Mythic paint is a non-toxic, ultra low odor paint that provides the durability and coverage you expect from a premium paint without the off-gassing VOCs and cancer-causing toxins that emit years after drying. Mythic

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ksd solar window

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:06 AM
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A window that can both heat and cool your home. Through a simple 180 degree spin of the inside pane with the special safety insulation glass, the KSD Solar Window turns from a winter radiating heater to a summer “keep cool“ window. Ecological Innovations Via LEED Pro

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timbercrete

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:04 AM
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Timbercrete contains more than 50% by volume of recycled sawmill waste. Homes made of this product consume less energy for heating/cooling. Timbercrete acts as a “carbon sink” preventing the release of carbon dioxide from decomposing sawdust into the atmosphere. Timbercrete achieved FRL 240-240-240 in CSIRO Fire Test, therefore provides as high a level of protection [...]

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More beams....

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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All of the living room beams have been placed now, as has the main beam from the house to the garage, where the screened-in porch will be located. I think the support brackets that Matt designed look [...]

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Steel

by Don Chartier from Rancho Deluxe  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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The West facade will be a curtain wall of sorts (more like a "window wall", but that's a painful story told in the bar), and it's going to need some support. Hence the steel frame, which will also hold up one end of the large shed roof.

We're still waiting for the shop drawings from the window manufacturer, so I'm concerned that, without the windows, the roof will go on and create a big wind bucket. The other question is: what color should the mullions be? We're leaning heavily toward black, since anodized aluminum isn't within the vendor's capabilities. What color would you suggest?

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