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Annie Thornton added this to 4 Amazing Backyard Home Offices of Architects and Designers18 August 2020

4. Energy-Efficient OutbuildingLocation: Falmouth, MaineSize: 384 square feet (36 square metres)Architect: Kevin BrowneAfter commuting to his office for an hour a day, architect Kevin Browne turned his sights to managing his one-person-firm closer to home, by building an office on his property. Browne envisioned a studio that felt very New England, but he wanted to explore contemporary materials and energy-efficient building techniques. He didn’t want a 19th-century replica.The studio’s exterior is covered in CertainTeed WeatherBoards. Browne chose a custom paint for the siding to match the metal roof. Solar panels cover the roof’s south side. They handle the studio’s heating and cooling needs; any leftover energy can be used for the main house.Browne built the studio using the Zip sheathing system, with a built-in energy-efficient barrier, to minimise air leakage and maintain a tighter building envelope. He used a flash-and-batt insulation method. He also performed a blower door test to ensure the shed was airtight.

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Joshua Portner added this to Portola Valley House10 January 2021

Metal Roof Black mullion windows

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Gay added this to Wish List16 October 2020

I like that the slope of the roof continues over the door to keep rain away. Would want a roof with less pitch so it doesn't bother the neighbors. The studio’s exterior is covered in CertainTeed WeatherBoards. Browne chose a custom paint for the siding to match the metal roof. Solar panels cover the roof’s south side. They handle the studio’s heating and cooling needs; any leftover energy can be used for the main house. Browne built the studio using the Zip sheathing system, with a built-in energy-efficient barrier, to minimize air leakage and maintain a tighter building envelope. He used a flash-and-batt insulation method. He also performed a blower door test to ensure the shed was airtight.