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Caterpillar House contemporary-exterior

Caterpillar House

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October 19, 2012
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These walls are rammed earth inside and out.
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November 3, 2013
John Cassel wrote:
What is the roof framing system? - I'm curious as to how the swept up roof was achieved.
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June 18, 2013
Courtney Navarro wrote:
What material was used for the roof? I like it. Thanks!
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October 19, 2012
howardamiel wrote:
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September 25, 2012
sherisue wrote:
In the middle of no where, however do you have electricity? I'm puzzled.
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This roof, supported by slender columns at the exterior porch, gives the Caterpillar House a strong expression, swooping like the gentle pitch of the hills.
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Me gusta que el entorno es lo que hace más interesante a la construcción. Además la forma del techo me gusta, me hace pensar en la forma de la parábola matemática, sería interesante realizar una fachada con forma de parábola oblicua. ¿Tiene proporción ken?
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soffit material
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