In a move that flips conventional construction on its head Rauser Design’s Perfect Wall house in Austin, Texas holds its insulating layers on the outside, allowing the rustic charm of the natural interior structure to be expressed. The design will ensure the home gracefully makes its way through the next several generations.
Inspired by the work of forensic engineer Joe Lstiburek the Rauser Design team set out to create a durable structure that eschews the complications of modern architecture. All layers of insulation are pushed outward so the beauty of the home’s internal frames can be on display, instead of hidden behind drywall. The technique protects the interior from the elements while maintaining the bucolic-turned-modern wall features as a part of the home’s overall cozy look and feel.
The exposed impression allows the homeowners to feel connected to the home’s soul. Other simplistic features include bookshelves built right into the staircase and a lack of bulky spaces for electrical and plumbing systems; instead they can be accessed via crawlspace. The intent of such plain construction is to allow future generations to replace systems without having to alter the home’s structure. The Perfect Wall house is a refreshing page out of history meant to last far into the future.
Via Home Adore
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