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The Residence

For this house “contextual” means focusing the good view and taking the bad view out of focus. In order to accomplish this, the form of the house was inspired by horse blinders. Conceived as two tubes with directed views, one tube is for entertaining and the other one for sleeping. Directly across the street from the house is a lake, “the good view.” On all other sides of the house are neighbors of very close proximity which cause privacy issues and unpleasant views – “the bad view.” Thus the sides and rear are mostly solid in order to block out the less desirable views and the front is completely transparent in order to frame and capture the lake – “horse blinders.” There are several sustainable features in the house’s detailing. The entire structure is made of pre-fabricated recycled steel and concrete. Through the extensive use of high tech and super efficient glass, both as windows and clerestories, there is no need for artificial light during the day. The heating for the building is provided by a radiant system composed of several hundred feet of tubes filled with hot water embedded into the concrete floors. The façade is made up of composite board that is held away from the skin in order to create ventilated façade. This ventilation helps to control the temperature of the building envelope and a more stable temperature indoors. Photo Credit: Alistair Tutton

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bcapa wrote:
Stacked bond vs running bond - Is stacked bond more expensive than running bond? If so how much more as a percentage? Thank you
   Comment   February 28, 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

This house by Hufft Projects orients itself toward prized views of a nearby lake, walling itself off from nearby neighbors. The house is also a split-level. Here we see it from the front, the top floor.

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smaller concrete block walls
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not size or texture of brick--but liked stacked layout
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Gray Brick
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stacked brickwork
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gray stone (Garage)
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modern grey brick, stacked
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stack bond brick
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Front entry pond
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Stacked brick
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More glass please
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for outer finish
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quick access to soccer. not bad
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