Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A new Modern ICF Home Design takes shape

As a very busy summer has come to an end, I hope to be more frequent in posting information about new designs in the works, projects under construction as well as other note worthy events.

For the past few months, I have been working with a client in Quebec. This design is finally coming to fruition and I thought I would post some images here. These images were generated from a quick Sketchup model I made. I like the ability of Sketchup to generate nice 3D models and animations but I still have very much to learn in order to use it effectively.

Anyway, from these images you can get a feel of the exterior of the home. It is basically a rectangle with a large open living/dining/kitchen area on the south side. On the north side are a family room, office and stairwell. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, 2 baths and a sitting area next to the rooftop deck over the garage. The home will be located on a large wooded hilltop; the deck offering a great view off to the west.

The exterior walls will be ICF construction with trusses for the roof structure. The client plans to use a mixture of torrefied wood and cement board for the siding and metal for the roof surface. The rooftop deck will be a walkable membrane with a glass panel railing system.

I am really looking forward to seeing this home finished in the not too distant future and I will post information as things progress.

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