Toro Canyon Residence modern-exterior

Toro Canyon Residence

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megconway wrote:
poured in place concrete? if so, what insulation?
   Comment   January 12, 2014
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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.
January 21, 2014 at 9:32am     
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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
January 21, 2014 at 10:01am     
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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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Timeless modern concrete structure. Interior and exterior spaces are a seamless transition.
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Interesting idea with the pool.
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Pool with house used to block.
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Shade of garden
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The concrete looks a little cold, but I love this HUGE opening and sitting area! And the view is amazing.
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Beautiful and also such intelligent design.
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the walls and roof extend past the glass walls to provide shade from the southern sun.
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The design and the product used.
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wrap around pool!
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Walls and roof extend beyond glass to provide shade.
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outdoor in
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roof providing shade to the glass
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combinaçao concreto com madeira
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notre future salle d'attente ?
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