November 16, 2018
Plentiful well water allows for a simple fire-suppression system separate from the domestic water supply.
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 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 26, 2018
A priest from Florida asks the Fine Homebuilding editors for advice on how to repair his heavily damaged church so that it can better weather the next big coastal storm.
October 25, 2018
Wood milled from trees on the family property adds character and a personal touch to our new home.
Strategic use of engineered lumber and steel connectors in this high-performance home allow for open living spaces while also meeting seismic requirements.
October 18, 2018
The trend of whole-home system design is gaining ground in high-performance home building. This approach considers the home as a single system with interdependent parts, including framing, walls, insulation, windows,…
October 11, 2018
It is harvest time in Sonoma and Napa Counties, the grapes are ready. This modern structure with corrugated siding is ripe with agricultural references. The peaked roof, farmhouse exterior lights,…
October 10, 2018
Careful cutting and fitting plus smart flashing details make the job of wrapping the walls and roof of the 2018 FHB House in mineral wool go according to plan.
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