Saturday, 8 September 2012

Soffits Complete

Ivory soffits help to emphasize the cedar and add a nice tone to large overhangs.

North Side Completed

Scaffolding down and cedar siding exposed on the north side of the house. Just have the sealing of the front door and little window left to do and this wall is complete!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Turning Green

The clover seeds that we all planted some weeks ago have sprouted and the east side of the house is beginning to green. Yay!

Window Sealing

This is the second layer of sealant to go on the outside and sits between the cedar siding and the vinyl window frame. It is a very slightly darker grey than the windows.

Touching up and Finishing the North Side

The house's most visible aspect is the north. Over the last few days it has been here where efforts have been concentrated.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Build Team Celebrates and Reviews Project

At the famous Kyoto 'Yata' restaurant, the house build team gather to review the unfolding and success of the project. From left, Sugie (contractor/architect), Tsuge (architect), Murase (timber merchant/specialist) and me, the owner.

Murase gave me a CDROM picture diary of the project which I will upload shortly. This meeting represented the culmination of the team's efforts to innovate construction techniques that combined traditional Japanese carpentry and materials with a new generation of passive house standards.

Great job everyone!