This house is being designed on an Multifamily lot with access via an alley. The owner and Syndicate Smith have worked to design a project that can be framed and roofed in minimal time. With extensive help from the Structural Engineer (Eric Dann of BTL Engineering), this system, in concept, was taken to a very detailed level. It is a modern take on a timber post and beam home with a 12″ SIPS (structural insulated panel system) attached in a curtain wall scenario. That being said, the post and beam frame takes care of all the lateral and gravity loading for the building, allowing for the SIPS to act as efficient of a thermal jacket as possible. It is the intent of the owner and Syndicate Smith to have the Structural Frame prefabricated off site and erected in less that a week. Hopefully, within 2 weeks: the Roof will be on, accounting for harsh winters. This home will be one of the most energy efficient homes in the State.
Another unique component of this house is the Living, dining and Kitchen are on the top floor to be able to peer over and have 180 degree views of Tumwater Canyon and Wedge Mountain.
Built by: Owner (Summer 2011 start)
Structural Engineer: Eric Dann, BTL Engineering