HFA: 1

Columbus Plan

 

Columbus, Georgia 2012

Rising on a 40 acre plot outside Columbus, Georgia, this 3,000 square foot, original design is our first step towards answering a critical question: Can modern builders achieve affordable permanence through the practical application of structural masonry and timber frame construction?

The home’s exterior walls will be constructed of standard clay brick, three brick deep, composing a nominal thickness of twelve inches. The masonry will be laid in a cobbled, utilitarian fashion as was the common practice with pre-WWII industrial constructions before the advent of the concrete block. Sparse ornamentation and cursory cosmetic concern will establish a traditionally massed home with clean, minimalist lines more often associated with modern architecture.

At the building envelope, the ‘one step’ based structural masonry process will replace nine steps required for conventional building: framing, sheathing, wrapping, siding, exterior paint, insulation, dry-wall, interior paint and the majority of trim. This simplifying of process, combined with an informed but expedient application of masonry, will allow a permanent structure to be built for a price similar to that of a more temporary building.

The home’s affordability will extend beyond its construction to its ongoing operation.  Among the many environmentally sound attributes to be associated with structural masonry, its thermal mass will play an important roll in the energy efficiency of our heating and cooling systems.





HFA: 2

Maxwell Street Plans 

Decatur, Georgia 2013

Placeholder copy:  Rising on a 40 acre plot outside Columbus, Georgia, this 3,000 square foot, original design is our first step towards answering a critical question: Can modern builders achieve affordable permanence through the practical application of structural masonry and timber frame construction?

The home’s exterior walls will be constructed of standard clay brick, three brick deep, composing a nominal thickness of twelve inches. The masonry will be laid in a cobbled, utilitarian fashion as was the common practice with pre-WWII industrial constructions before the advent of the concrete block. Sparse ornamentation and cursory cosmetic concern will establish a traditionally massed home with clean, minimalist lines more often associated with modern architecture.

At the building envelope, the ‘one step’ based structural masonry process will replace nine steps required for conventional building: framing, sheathing, wrapping, siding, exterior paint, insulation, dry-wall, interior paint and the majority of trim. This simplifying of process, combined with an informed but expedient application of masonry, will allow a permanent structure to be built for a price similar to that of a more temporary building.

The home’s affordability will extend beyond its construction to its ongoing operation.  Among the many environmentally sound attributes to be associated with structural masonry, its thermal mass will play an important roll in the energy efficiency of our heating and cooling systems.


 

HFA: 3

Foundation House Plans

Carlton Landing, Oklahoma 2014

Placeholder copy: Rising on a 40 acre plot outside Columbus, Georgia, this 3,000 square foot, original design is our first step towards answering a critical question: Can modern builders achieve affordable permanence through the practical application of structural masonry and timber frame construction?

The home’s exterior walls will be constructed of standard clay brick, three brick deep, composing a nominal thickness of twelve inches. The masonry will be laid in a cobbled, utilitarian fashion as was the common practice with pre-WWII industrial constructions before the advent of the concrete block. Sparse ornamentation and cursory cosmetic concern will establish a traditionally massed home with clean, minimalist lines more often associated with modern architecture.

At the building envelope, the ‘one step’ based structural masonry process will replace nine steps required for conventional building: framing, sheathing, wrapping, siding, exterior paint, insulation, dry-wall, interior paint and the majority of trim. This simplifying of process, combined with an informed but expedient application of masonry, will allow a permanent structure to be built for a price similar to that of a more temporary building.

The home’s affordability will extend beyond its construction to its ongoing operation.  Among the many environmentally sound attributes to be associated with structural masonry, its thermal mass will play an important roll in the energy efficiency of our heating and cooling systems.