I'm just now joining the conversation. Awesome work Ash.
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?
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).
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.
Wifi antenna: I wonder if it could have it's own pole? or tree? and run the wire below the parking surface?
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.
Food for thought: Can we have stone columns :) ? Bases maybe?
Files: Consider posting sketchup files when you're presenting the design with multiple viewpoints. I refuse to do this with digital market items as of now, but did do this when attempting the berm-shed re-design.