Residential Design

VOL2 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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This page: Crisp, modern detailing distinguishes the house from historic bungalows. What isn't visible are all the Passive house measures behind and under the skin. wasn't going to work." Brian found Jason Endres through a supplier of Pas- sive house materials. Jason is certified through PHI, a European standard, and this would be his first Passive house project, too. If the building lives on the suburban edge aesthetically, it is buttoned down at heart. Mike's crew used conventional 2x6 framing and screwed TGIs, or wood I-beams, outboard of the 2x6s to create a thermally broken, 12-inch exterior cav- ity filled with dense-packed cellulose and wrapped with a vapor barrier. "We had to have blower door tests even before we insulated, to check the airtightness of the taping and barriers they put up on the outside of the house," Mike says. EPS rigid foam further insulates the envelope—12 inches around the 60 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 DESIGN LAB CONSCIOUS OF CONTEXT

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