The rainscreen solution optimizes a passive thermal response to shade the house in summer and insulate it in winter, allowing partially generated hot air gap between the interior and exterior.In the second level, a corridor and a vacuum / thermal chimney, allow cross ventilation to all rooms as well as leading the hot air up and out of the living spaces during the summer. The collection of water in the ground has been considered to fill the pool and the garden irrigation use an available storage of 11,000 gallons of water. A gray water system also allows to water the garden as part of sustainable solutions.
The construction techniques for enlargement involves a system of fiber cement siding cost effective waterproof wooden slatted rain screens. The overhang is achieved through the construction of two large roof trusses that are embedded in the walls.The existing house includes a master bedroom suite and another smaller. Read the rest of this entry »