Sunday, April 4, 2010

Personal Residence (redux)!

I've decided to redesign the house for my property in Highland Park. This version is smaller (120 sm), and therefor will be less expensive to build. I am also planning on having the house built largely out of steel, and pre-fabricated by a company called Ecosteel based in Utah. The skin of the building is also a pre-fabricated assembly of R40 insulation sandwiched between sheets of metal, and simply screwed to the structural steel framing. The K-braces shown act as functional columns, supporting the cantilevered ends of the building. My estimated cost for the entire project is $250,000.