I know, I know..... You are just dying to know what we have been a up to lately! I'm excited to report we have been busy on our spectacular Prairie Passive house. Overlooking Boston Harbor Marina, we are thoroughly enjoying the views and weather. The soffit's are done and quite dramatic, the siding is in process and the drywall has been hung and texturing is next week. The Shou Sugi Ban (burned wood siding) is a great choice for this harsh marine climate, and the beautiful exposed wood grain softens this modern take on Frank Lloyd Wright's traditional Prairie House.
Note in the photos the slats holding the foam on, forming a vented air gap behind the siding, called a rain screen. This is typical on our work, and greatly increases the longevity of the siding.
Additionally, this is our first experience with Passive House skylights, and we are pretty impressed! The quality of light in this home is approaching a religious experience, and the units operate and help with night flushing ventilation. The windows are Zola's Meranti triple paned tilt/turn option.
We are making great progress on Prairie Passive, Boston Harbor, give us a call if you would like to know more!
Posted on July 10, 2015