Internal Detailing

I decided to spend some time this week filling in some of the detailed items in the house. First off was the Entry Way coat rack/shoe rack and umbrella holder. The idea was to make this similar to systems we've seen in Japan, but...

Corten cladding benefits PDF

We decided to use Corten as the major siding component, as it meets our keep the maintenance minimal and industrial looking requirement. Have a look: -------------------------------------------------- Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN steel and sometimes written without the hyphen as corten steel, is a group of...

Energy, Water and Air

This was a busy week for me in my day job, which carried over to the weekend. I was able to clean up the Tesla Solar roof line to look a little more clean as well as the solar and cor-ten walls. Its starting...

hyde + hyde architects design a house for a photograph

This house was a big influence for its clean lines, large glass and corten steel cladding. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Welsh practice hyde + hyde architects designed a home for a photographer in a disused quarry on the edge of brecon national park as an object placed on the landscape...

Tesla Solar Roof p2

The last week I worked on refining the details of the Tesla Solar roof to generate more then the 105% required by the Living Building Challenge. To do this, I did a solar study based on my proposed location and found that with just the...

Tesla Solar Roof Design

This has been the most challenging part of the project so far. We intend to use Tesla Solar Roof  smooth tiles to cover the whole roof and for some accents on the side of the building and in sunny areas in the house. We have to...

Tea House by David Jameson

The mix of steel, bamboo and the "Zen" feel go very well together. ---------------------------------- A music recital room resembling a Japanese tea house hangs like a lantern in the garden of a residence northwest of Washington DC.The glass and bronze pavilion was completed by American architect...