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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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"It'll pass inspection, but they won't insure it"

by Don Chartier from Rancho Deluxe  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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So one of the design issues has been what to do with the path up to the house--a concrete step ramp or a simple gravel path. To save a little money, we opted for the simple gravel path. Not so simple, apparently. The building inspector said that it's probably OK vis a vis the building code, but no insurance company will cover it. In the winter, that slope will turn into a nice little toboggan run, without the toboggan . Back to the concrete step ramp it is...

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Thinking of Eames ... Retro Modern Groove In Newer Designs

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:28 AM
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I'm really in to the Case Study Houses right now. My favorites are the simple ones like CSH#4 (which never got built) and CSH#21. But the more I think about what I want in a place for my family though, the more I start leaning toward something roomier [...]

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Blog and Book About Place, Sprawl, Community Planning

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:25 AM
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I just found this interesting blog, Where - "a blog about urban places, place-making and the concept of 'place.'" It's relatively new. I saw a link to it on BLDGBLOG. It's good. As much as I write about houses, and the need for better housing in [...]

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Quick Links to Some Cool Houses

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:18 AM
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Just taking a moment to turn your attention to a couple of cool houses featured elsewhere ...I like this NY Times Magazine slide show of Thomas Phifer and Partners' intriguing Salt Point House. The Times piece just gives you a taste. Look at the slides [...]

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More Case Study Love - Rapson Greenbelt by Wieler

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:28 AM
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As I've said in recent posts, I've fallen really hard for the Case Study Houses. I like the Eames' CSH#8 a lot, yes, but I'm probably most drawn to the simplicity of the never-built CSH#4 by Ralph Rapson. It's just two simple rectangles, one for public [...]

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Invoking Eames - Take Two - LaMiDesign's Steel Case House

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:28 AM
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A few days ago I was daydreaming of the Eames House and posted up some newer homes that give me the same vibe. I mentioned the 6040 and 6030 EcoSteel houses designed by Greg La Vardera, but somehow I overlooked his Steel Case House. I wanted to bring it [...]

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Nice Finds on a New Blog - Modern Residential Deign

by John Commoner from FUTURE HOUSE NOW  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:25 AM
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I found this new blog, Modern Residential Design, after its proprietor, Nick, left a comment on one of my posts. Boy was I glad! What a cool site. Take a look at a couple of his boss finds ...The Hughes\Kinugawa House in New Zealand by Andrew Lister. [...]

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