Charles Debbas Architecture
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Charles Debbas contemporary-exterior

Charles Debbas

New Home. Use of sustainable materials and passive solar design.
Photos by: Cesar Rubio and Nic Lehoux

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August 1, 2012
wilma24 wrote:
How is the cement fiber board treated to achieve the wood look? More than one color? Thank you.
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Is this possible in tropical countries?
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how about snow?
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January 5, 2013
mukilteomama wrote:
what is siding of tall wall(corner)?
January 3, 2013
hagitkoren wrote:
who manufactures these cement boards? - I'm looking for this type of siding for my house.

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The outside of the house is made of sustainable, man-made materials that require little maintenance — just a good power wash each year. The cement and resin fiberboard is also fire resistant — a good characteristic for these dry and windy California hills. The fiberboard is designed to look like wood, which gives the modern design a warm feel.
This modern box in Berkeley, Calif., designed by Charles Debbas Architecture, may not appear ripe for any meaningful passageways, but the land's steep topography offers an opportunity. Here we are seeing the rear of the house; the interesting passageway is at the front.
Architect Charles Debbas' house on a steep slope in San Francisco is thoroughly modern, literally opening up to distant views. With only a garage poking up at the street, the house descends three levels to the backyard.

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The manufacturer is TRESPA. They have different wood grain patterns. Good luck.
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Fiberboard in Berkley, CA
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Panelen die gebruikt worden worden gespecificeerd als ''cement fiber board'' .
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