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6 Striking Metal-Clad Homes

By Dwell @dwell
R-House, Syracuse, New York

To manage costs of this energy-efficient home, the architects kept things simple. Fiber cement panels and corrugated aluminum, coated with a clear textured finish to prevent corrosion, were used for the exterior. To reinforce the thermal efficiency of the envelope, 16-inch-wide I-joists made from black spruce lumber were employed as wall studs, allowing for what the architect describes as a “tremendous amount of insulation.”

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