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#Mandvsciencelab 
#customblock #terracottaconesembed
#venturieffect 
#thermalmass
#breathingwalls #climaticdesign #ecosensitive #greendesign #tropical
#natural #indianarchitects #spasmstudio #indiamodern #innercityprogress #philantrophic 
#donerbuilding 
The science lab building for 12th grade Girl students , will incorporate spec made blocks , a lowtech ,passive vent approach to control the lab buildings temperature. Watch out for more on this ....
Mandvi science students will witness science at work!.

#Mandvsciencelab #customblock #terracottaconesembed #venturieffect #thermalmass #breathingwalls #climaticdesign #ecosensitive #greendesign #tropical #natural #indianarchitects #spasmstudio #indiamodern #innercityprogress #philantrophic #donerbuilding The science lab building for 12th grade Girl students , will incorporate spec made blocks , a lowtech ,passive vent approach to control the lab buildings temperature. Watch out for more on this .... Mandvi science students will witness science at work! ...

Finished the interior sheet rock today. You don’t see sheet rock being used very much in tiny houses for the obvious reason that people are concerned that it will crack in transit. We shared that concern but after talking to some very experienced tiny house builders including one who actually dropped a tiny house trailer at highway speed, (with no cracking!) it seemed like if sheet rock is done well and the house has good sheer panels, it can survive the strain of tiny house transport. If I were using my tiny house like an RV I might think differently but for the occasional move sheet rock seems to be fine.
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Because I’m a stickler for both strength and lightweight, I had originally planned to use 1/4 inch birch ply but after running the numbers we realized that it would cost us an extra $800 and would only save us about 300 pounds.
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Sheet rock also has advantages that you might not think about. One of these is the fact that it creates an excellent air barrier, keeping the significant vapor buildup of a tiny house from migrating into the roof cavity and walls, while still being vapor-porous enough to allow ambient moisture to stabilize.
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The other thing it has going for it is thermal mass which is just as important as insulation if you’re looking to reduce energy costs.  Speaking from experience small structures with 2 x 4 walls and 2 x 6 roofs will experience a significant day to night time temperature flux which messes with your sleep, creates problems with condensation, and makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Of course a small heater solves this problem but I like to design for off grid use because even in a grid tied application you still get those same energy savings.
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Finally, sheet rock is easy to paint white, which makes the house feel bigger and lets you get the most light per square foot of window, meaning the windows can be a little smaller leaving more room in the walls for insulation and making the building more efficient. The gain is significant when you consider that windows lose heat at least four times faster than walls!
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Thanks to our friends Tom and John for helping out!
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- Brian
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#blog #tinyhousebuild #tinyhouseinterior.

Finished the interior sheet rock today. You don’t see sheet rock being used very much in tiny houses for the obvious reason that people are concerned that it will crack in transit. We shared that concern but after talking to some very experienced tiny house builders including one who actually dropped a tiny house trailer at highway speed, (with no cracking!) it seemed like if sheet rock is done well and the house has good sheer panels, it can survive the strain of tiny house transport. If I were using my tiny house like an RV I might think differently but for the occasional move sheet rock seems to be fine. . Because I’m a stickler for both strength and lightweight, I had originally planned to use 1/4 inch birch ply but after running the numbers we realized that it would cost us an extra $800 and would only save us about 300 pounds. . Sheet rock also has advantages that you might not think about. One of these is the fact that it creates an excellent air barrier, keeping the significant vapor buildup of a tiny house from migrating into the roof cavity and walls, while still being vapor-porous enough to allow ambient moisture to stabilize. . The other thing it has going for it is thermal mass which is just as important as insulation if you’re looking to reduce energy costs. Speaking from experience small structures with 2 x 4 walls and 2 x 6 roofs will experience a significant day to night time temperature flux which messes with your sleep, creates problems with condensation, and makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Of course a small heater solves this problem but I like to design for off grid use because even in a grid tied application you still get those same energy savings. . Finally, sheet rock is easy to paint white, which makes the house feel bigger and lets you get the most light per square foot of window, meaning the windows can be a little smaller leaving more room in the walls for insulation and making the building more efficient. The gain is significant when you consider that windows lose heat at least four times faster than walls! . Thanks to our friends Tom and John for helping out! . - Brian . . . #blog #tinyhousebuild #tinyhouseinterior ...

Heating systems: 
MASONRY HEATER. 
Whether you want to be off grid or just more eco-responsible, managing energy is one of the most important aspects to get right. 
Masonry heaters are the Rolls Royce of grand thermal mass heating systems. They have a central fire to cook on and heat the whole home. Usually they are in stone and go up centrally through all floors of the house. The heat goes through the stone and re-distributes itself for up to three or four days after the fire burned. This cement version is great for a smaller, single level home. / 📷of Hotel Wiesergut by Gogl Architekten..

Heating systems: MASONRY HEATER. Whether you want to be off grid or just more eco-responsible, managing energy is one of the most important aspects to get right. Masonry heaters are the Rolls Royce of grand thermal mass heating systems. They have a central fire to cook on and heat the whole home. Usually they are in stone and go up centrally through all floors of the house. The heat goes through the stone and re-distributes itself for up to three or four days after the fire burned. This cement version is great for a smaller, single level home. / 📷of Hotel Wiesergut by Gogl Architekten. ...

I dream of a cabin in the bush.
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A little bolt hole, to escape to on weekends. A place to unplug, de-stress, listen to the birds and feel the rain.
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A place like this stunning ‘cabin’ designed by Brian Steendijk for a pair of enlightened clients, in the range south-west of Brisbane.
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A girl can dream, right?
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If you dream of cabins too, check out my article in @sanctuarymag or on my website (link in bio). And drop your cabin must-have items below; I’m always finessing my dream in my head!!
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Photography by @christopherfrederickjones
Architecture by @steendyk 
Builder EA and PJ Bell
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#offgrid #offgridliving #sanctuarymagazine #cabininthemountains #cabininthewoods #offgridcabin #summerhouse #photovoltaic #architecturequeensland #australianarchitecture #steendijk #weatheringsteel #corten #customroof #bushfirerating #bal29 #passivedesign #ceilingfans #morsofireplaces #renewableenergy #watersaving #lyrebirds #nocanetoads #louvres #lowvoc #thermalmass #architectureisforeveryone #soundslikedesign.

I dream of a cabin in the bush. . A little bolt hole, to escape to on weekends. A place to unplug, de-stress, listen to the birds and feel the rain. . A place like this stunning ‘cabin’ designed by Brian Steendijk for a pair of enlightened clients, in the range south-west of Brisbane. . A girl can dream, right? . If you dream of cabins too, check out my article in @sanctuarymag or on my website (link in bio). And drop your cabin must-have items below; I’m always finessing my dream in my head!! . Photography by @christopherfrederickjones Architecture by @steendyk Builder EA and PJ Bell . . #offgrid #offgridliving #sanctuarymagazine #cabininthemountains #cabininthewoods #offgridcabin #summerhouse #photovoltaic #architecturequeensland #australianarchitecture #steendijk #weatheringsteel #corten #customroof #bushfirerating #bal29 #passivedesign #ceilingfans #morsofireplaces #renewableenergy #watersaving #lyrebirds #nocanetoads #louvres #lowvoc #thermalmass #architectureisforeveryone #soundslikedesign ...

Peekaboo House is looking smart and our #happyclients are in! 👉🏼👉🏼Swipe to see if you can find where the old #chimney has disappeared to?
🔨 CB Maintenance and @richardpleban
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#sustainablearchitecture #recycledredbrick #reuse #recycledbricks #naturallight #concreteblock #thermalmass #daybed #respectfularchitecture #greatclients #melbournearchitects #australianarchitecture #passivesolar #northcotearchitecture.

Peekaboo House is looking smart and our #happyclients are in! 👉🏼👉🏼Swipe to see if you can find where the old #chimney has disappeared to? 🔨 CB Maintenance and @richardpleban . #sustainablearchitecture #recycledredbrick #reuse #recycledbricks #naturallight #concreteblock #thermalmass #daybed #respectfularchitecture #greatclients #melbournearchitects #australianarchitecture #passivesolar #northcotearchitecture ...

#cob walls are made with 4 simple ingredients:
1. sticky clay soil from the ground (the magical binder)
2. sand to control shrinkage and add compressive strength
3. straw or other long pliable fiber for tensile strength (to knit everything together)
4. water...to activate the stickiness in the clay

#intuitive #dirtcheap #naturalbuilding #thermalmass #buildwithwhatyouhave.

#cob walls are made with 4 simple ingredients: 1. sticky clay soil from the ground (the magical binder) 2. sand to control shrinkage and add compressive strength 3. straw or other long pliable fiber for tensile strength (to knit everything together) 4. water...to activate the stickiness in the clay #intuitive #dirtcheap #naturalbuilding #thermalmass #buildwithwhatyouhave ...

This to me, is our future! I grew up growing all of our food, canning hundreds of quarts a year, raising every kind of animal. Hunting, fishing.
Chop wood, carry water. Connects one with the earth.
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@oregonland.cc  from @ecolivingmatrix - Off-grid mountain home. 
#offgrid #staytaos #taos #nmtrue #thermalmass #airbnb
#earthship #offgrid #build #own #invest #hunt #fish #fishing #canning #garden #gardening #passivesolar #passivesolardesign.

This to me, is our future! I grew up growing all of our food, canning hundreds of quarts a year, raising every kind of animal. Hunting, fishing. Chop wood, carry water. Connects one with the earth. . . @oregonland.cc from @ecolivingmatrix - Off-grid mountain home. #offgrid #staytaos #taos #nmtrue #thermalmass #airbnb #earthship #offgrid #build #own #invest #hunt #fish #fishing #canning #garden #gardening #passivesolar #passivesolardesign ...

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No need to over complicate the first idea! A hand drawn sketch can start the process for your custom home!😍.

No need to over complicate the first idea! A hand drawn sketch can start the process for your custom home!😍 ...

Selection of Concrete Masonry Units met the needs of @lafc providing durability, thermal mass and acoustic performance ⚽️ ⠀
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#Architect - @gensler_la @gensler_design⠀
#StructuralEngineering - @thorntontomasetti⠀
#GeneralContractor - @pcl_construction⠀
#MasonryContractor - Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.⠀
#MasonryMaterial - Angelus Block Company⠀
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#LAFC #Soccer #Stadium #LosAngeles #LA #Concrete #Masonry #cmu #thermalmass #soccerstadium #sports #sportstadium #construction #designdaily #archdaily #archilovers #archlovers #contractorsofig #SportsComplex #FootballClub.

Selection of Concrete Masonry Units met the needs of @lafc providing durability, thermal mass and acoustic performance ⚽️ ⠀ ⠀ #Architect - @gensler_la @gensler_design#StructuralEngineering - @thorntontomasetti#GeneralContractor - @pcl_construction#MasonryContractor - Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.⠀ #MasonryMaterial - Angelus Block Company⠀ ⠀ #LAFC #Soccer #Stadium #LosAngeles #LA #Concrete #Masonry #cmu #thermalmass #soccerstadium #sports #sportstadium #construction #designdaily #archdaily #archilovers #archlovers #contractorsofig #SportsComplex #FootballClub ...

Outside walls that become inside walls are the latest thing on my want list.
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Don’t mind that funky door handle either!
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Image via @InFormDesign
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#thermalmass #passivesolar #capepaterson #wherethesunalwaysshines.

Outside walls that become inside walls are the latest thing on my want list. . Don’t mind that funky door handle either! . . . Image via @InFormDesign . #thermalmass #passivesolar #capepaterson #wherethesunalwaysshines ...

HempBuild Retro Fit Galway!! This house had signs of mold and the drywall was stuck directly to the uninsulated external hollow  block walls, making this a cold house in a part of Ireland that has a particularly damp climate. Our clients wanted a sustainable long term natural solution that would add significant insulation and thermal mass to the fabric of the house. We are applying a 60 mm hemp block to external walls and plastering with 10 mm of PCs natural plaster. How clearly we see this structure being upgraded using no toxic chemicals, no harmful Voc’s and no landfill because our Hemp blocks are fully bio-degradable. We will keep you all updated and we will give some more information on the many  benefits you get from  using hemp to upgrade your home. #deepretrofit #moldresistant #fireresistant #hemphouse #hempcretehome #sustainableliving #hempbuild#hempflax #Isohemp #hempblocks #environmentallyfriendly #carbonnegative #nowaste #thermalmass #naturalinsulation #hempbuild #biodegradable #chemicalsensitivityproblems #naturalhome #hempworx #selfbuildireland #hempcretehomes #joerogan #passivehouse #energyefficientbuilding #nZEBIreland #hempishere #www.hempbuild.ie #hempfibre #hempflaxplus.

HempBuild Retro Fit Galway!! This house had signs of mold and the drywall was stuck directly to the uninsulated external hollow block walls, making this a cold house in a part of Ireland that has a particularly damp climate. Our clients wanted a sustainable long term natural solution that would add significant insulation and thermal mass to the fabric of the house. We are applying a 60 mm hemp block to external walls and plastering with 10 mm of PCs natural plaster. How clearly we see this structure being upgraded using no toxic chemicals, no harmful Voc’s and no landfill because our Hemp blocks are fully bio-degradable. We will keep you all updated and we will give some more information on the many benefits you get from using hemp to upgrade your home. #deepretrofit #moldresistant #fireresistant #hemphouse #hempcretehome #sustainableliving #hempbuild #hempflax #Isohemp #hempblocks #environmentallyfriendly #carbonnegative #nowaste #thermalmass #naturalinsulation #hempbuild #biodegradable #chemicalsensitivityproblems #naturalhome #hempworx #selfbuildireland #hempcretehomes #joerogan #passivehouse #energyefficientbuilding #nZEBIreland #hempishere #www .hempbuild.ie #hempfibre #hempflaxplus ...

Selection of Concrete Masonry Units met the needs of @lafc providing durability, thermal mass and acoustic performance ⚽️ ⠀
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#Architect - @gensler_la @gensler_design⠀
#StructuralEngineering - @thorntontomasetti⠀
#GeneralContractor - @pcl_construction⠀
#MasonryContractor - Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.⠀
#MasonryMaterial - Angelus Block Company⠀
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#LAFC #Soccer #Stadium #LosAngeles #LA #Concrete #Masonry #cmu #thermalmass #soccerstadium #sports #sportstadium #construction #designdaily #archdaily #archilovers #archlovers #contractorsofig #SportsComplex #FootballClub.

Selection of Concrete Masonry Units met the needs of @lafc providing durability, thermal mass and acoustic performance ⚽️ ⠀ ⠀ #Architect - @gensler_la @gensler_design#StructuralEngineering - @thorntontomasetti#GeneralContractor - @pcl_construction#MasonryContractor - Frank S. Smith Masonry, Inc.⠀ #MasonryMaterial - Angelus Block Company⠀ ⠀ #LAFC #Soccer #Stadium #LosAngeles #LA #Concrete #Masonry #cmu #thermalmass #soccerstadium #sports #sportstadium #construction #designdaily #archdaily #archilovers #archlovers #contractorsofig #SportsComplex #FootballClub ...