Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc.
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Toro Canyon Residence rustic-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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I live in New Orleans and it is very rare to see solid concrete walls poured in place. I am in the process of buying this foreclosed house next week and I am trying to figure out how to finish the exterior of the basement solid concrete walls. Some of the forms had a brick imprint and some did not. They were planning to brick it so it did not matter. I would like to finish the walls somehow without covering. Maybe stucco. My agent suggested to just paint.
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polk5555 - beautiful building and looks like a fun project! keep us posted on what you do with it!

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January 19, 2015
jjb1007 wrote:
Is there waterproofing required under the corrugated roofing?

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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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