January 17, 2019
An overview of the materials and systems that will lead to big energy savings and comfort.
January 10, 2019
Tight space restrictions, unique cultural requirements, and the desire to age in place informed this compact, efficient design.
December 14, 2018
Indoor fireplaces don't work well in superinsulated houses, so these California homeowners decided to meet their nostalgic need for a wood burner by putting it on the covered patio.
December 13, 2018
Bridger Steel panels offer the flexibility, style, and durability we wanted for our project.
December 11, 2018
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
This project strikes a balance between agricultural design references and the warmth of a classic home. The metal water tank (on right) was needed to satisfy fire suppression requirements. The…
December 3, 2018
Plywood and ripped-down studs provide solid backing to create drywall arches.
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
Clever flashing, thoroughly sealed downspouts, and custom channels behind the siding make the rain-management details all but disappear on the California FHB House.
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…
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