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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Vapor Barriers Are a Good Thing, Right?

Vapor Barriers Are a Good Thing, Right?

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Builders once routinely stapled up sheets of polyethylene plastic on interior walls before the drywall went up to stop the flow of moisture-laden air into exterior walls. With moisture stopped in its...

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Does Rigid Foam Insulation Trap Moisture in the Walls?

Does Rigid Foam Insulation Trap Moisture in the Walls?

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You can seriously cut your home's demand for energy by adding rigid insulation, but will wrapping your home with foam cause the walls to rot?

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IBS 2010: Green Builder Donates 1,000 Homes to Haitians

IBS 2010: Green Builder Donates 1,000 Homes to Haitians

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New building technology firm, InnoVida™, donates 1,000 homes to Haiti using Fiber Composite Structural Insulated panels introduced at IBS.

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Which is the greenest wall system: brick, stucco, or EIFS?

Which is the greenest wall system: brick, stucco, or EIFS?

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BASF recently conducted an Eco-Efficiency Analysis of wall systems to determine whether brick, stucco, or EIFS strikes the best balance between environmental burden and lifecycle costs.

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What is Open Building?

What is Open Building?

In the early 1990s that I bumped into a marvelous little book by the Dutch architect John Habraken titled Supports. He argued passionately that the process of making housing must preserve the “natural relationship” that humans need to have with the place where they live. . .

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Help Build an Article on Remodeling

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I’m working on an article about framing interior walls. I plan to make it specific to remodeling, but other than that, I don’t have a particular focus yet. But I need your help. nbspIf...

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