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    Friday, May 8, 2009

    Exposure and expression

    One of the things we are excited about with the design of the house is that there are going to be several exposed construction elements. We will have 2 or 3 paralam beams that are exposed to some degree and our fireplace is going to feature an exposed concrete wall that will also serve as a shear wall and of course our floors on the first floor will be the concrete slab. We really like that parts of our house will be an expression of the things that built it.




    We had to reschedule our architect meeting for this afternoon, which is why this week was light on updates. We're now off to the meeting to hopefully wrap things up and enter the construction documents phase of design.

    1 comment:

    joy said...

    "our fireplace is going to feature an exposed concrete wall that will also serve as a shear wall" = RAD. Also the slab floor on the first floor. Any thoughts as to how you will treat the floor? You want it matte or glossy or some other option?