December 4, 2018
Stop winter ice and water damage before it starts.
Careful planning and design contribute to a relaxing bath. Graphic tile design, on the walls and floor, clear the visual space. Mounting the faucet in the center (under the window)…
November 29, 2018
Delta air barriers and tapes and Rockwool insulation on the interior and exterior of the building envelope are key components of this high-performance house.
November 27, 2018
Overlooking the Puget Sound on Queen Anne Hill, this garden pavilion is a dramatic modernist treat. On a sloping hillside, the “front” opens up with soaring windows. On the entry…
November 9, 2018
Our air barrier gets us to 1.0 ACH50. Our windows and doors get us Passive House tight.
The air-sealing efforts pay off with Passive House–level airtightness
November 7, 2018
This insulation material is popular for its high R-value and good air-sealing and vapor-blocking properties, but cost, health, and environmental concerns cause some builders to have second thoughts.
November 6, 2018
Designing for a pre-teens room provides its own specific challenges. This desk area was set up to grow with the owners changing needs. Originally the shelf height was set up…
November 2, 2018
Faced with consequences equivalent to a giant asteroid set to hit the earth in 10 to 50 years, we designers and builders owe it to the future to do our part—and we need to start right now.
October 25, 2018
Locating the compressor outdoors and using CO2 as the refrigerant eliminates some of the biggest concerns builders have with typical hybrid water heaters have.
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