Ash Jackson wrote:
Back to the question:
Do y'all know a way to make a waterproofing detail that's less gicky than that?
I've looked at the hand-sculpted house book, and the details depicted there appear to be more tolerant of water infiltration. Perhaps there's something that I'm missing? Perhaps having way less plastic is good enough?
Mike Haasl wrote:As for the door sill, could the sill be custom made
Ash Jackson wrote:unless a raised floor is built
Davin Hoyt wrote:Perhaps the base materials can be more elevated (higher relative to exterior ground level) and breath-able (slightly more porous)? I'm brainstorming about stone and sand at the moment. Your load bearing members are interior, and the exterior walls are separate (resting on a base that doesn't need a footer/extensive structure).
Davin Hoyt wrote:Please note: When I was at the 2017 Wheaton ATC, Josiah Wallingford's architect business partner got on a conference call with the entire class. I took the opportunity to ask him about design recommendations for this solarium project (which was already expressed by Paul at that time). What I think I gathered was: to have a heat collecting material inside the room to hold heat from day to day. The idea of this is similar to what Zach has learned from Sepp, where a large rock is just below the surface of a pond. So, I assume, some solid materials (need) to be placed within this architecture expansion. I think you started the design with a stone floor and now have a cedar wood floor.
Davin Hoyt wrote:Wifi antenna: I wonder if it could have it's own pole? or tree? and run the wire below the parking surface?
Davin Hoyt wrote:I'd like to see a section of the solarium roof (now that you speak of limiting glue, plastic, and flashing). Perhaps a breathable floor system works well with a breathable roof system.
Davin Hoyt wrote:Food for thought: Can we have stone columns :) ? Bases maybe?
Mike Haasl wrote:Silly question... What about copying the existing roof trusses and just extending the roof to the south?
What is this?
Ash Jackson wrote:Training hops up the outside face of the south-wall
Mike Haasl wrote:...Now it could go to the full width of the garage unless there's some terrain in the way.
The trusses could be full log trusses instead of scissor trusses. That could be pretty awesome. But you might not want to perfectly match the garage roof then in case the homemade trusses sag/change a bit over time.
Davin Hoyt wrote:1) Ash, do you think this is do-able within the construction time frame?