Up in Charlestown, RI, Highland Builders is in the midst of steel erection on the Quoncohontaug House. First floor framing is in place. Next week the warm board subfloor goes in (the source of radiant heating), and then the second floor steel will be put in place.
Here's a mock-up of the Shou Sugi Ban siding at the Quonny House, put together by Ned Connelly at Highland Builders. Exciting to see.
More work has been done on the Quonochontaug House. Piers were formed last week, with a concrete pour pending (heat permitting). Steel shop drawings are in review, and the framing of the first floor should begin in the next week.
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Yeah, it's trendy. But it's also quite beautiful, and the Quonochontaug House is being clad in custom-milled slats of charred cypress per traditional Japanese methods. The supplier, Delta Millworks, in Austin, Texas, sent us a slew of pieces to create a mock-up panel, and we'll bring it all up to Rhode Island next week for fabrication on-site.
Linda Miller writes about our collaboration with d/b/A Design-Build for the renovation of the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union on the Lower East Side. The project was completed pro-bono for DesigNYC.
Photo by Aislinn Weidele
Bernheimer Architecture traveled up to Rhode Island this week for the launch of construction on the Quonochontaug House. The site has been cleared and grading and utility work have begun. While there, we were treated to a birds eye view of the site and surrounding area.
New City Books, an imprint of Syracuse University and Princeton Architectural Press, has published a book on the sustainable homes on the Near Westside. Our house, certified Passive House, is one of three completed (with another from Onion Flats and third from CookFox). The book, edited by Peggy Tully, features beautiful photographs by Richard Barnes.
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