Toro Canyon Residence modern-exterior

Toro Canyon Residence

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January 12, 2014
megconway wrote:
poured in place concrete? if so, what insulation?
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Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc.
The walls are poured in place concrete with a 2” rigid board insulation in the center of the pour. Roofs are traditional framing with full cavity spray foam insulation.
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Have been researching architects, building materials, and reading Houzz for sometime and you are the first architect to use essentially one component material (poured in place concrete with rigid board insulation) for exterior and interior. Have asked this question numerous times and this is the first yes. I would think it would be the future of construction due to its ability to withstand winds, water/flooding, and mold. Especially when it also looks beautiful. Thank-you for responding to my question! Meg
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Such is the case in this design by Shubin + Donaldson Architects, but what is most commendable is the way the walls and roof extend past the glass walls to provide shade from the southern sun.

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