1 Brave Scout Trail Construction Underway

Posted on Aug 21, 2018
1 Brave Scout Trail Construction Underway

Breaking Ground On a cold February morning in 2017, we broke ground for construction at 1 Brave Scout Trail. Having grown so accustomed to being in the forest on the land, it was hard for us to see the trees begin to come down to make room for the house. We sent as much of […]

1 Brave Scout Trail – Recycled Glass Concrete Aggregate (Poraver)

Posted on May 7, 2018
1 Brave Scout Trail – Recycled Glass Concrete Aggregate (Poraver)

One of the most exciting aspects of the 1 Brave Scout Trail project is one that will never be seen once it is covered with insulation and finished. About 6/7 of the fine aggregate (sand) in the wall concrete was replaced with Poraver recycled glass beads. This accomplished a few goals: Increased recycled content, reducing […]

Perfect Solutions and the Pretty Good House

Posted on Mar 31, 2017
Perfect Solutions and the Pretty Good House

Like most architects, I am susceptible to believing two things: That a perfect solution to a design problem has yet to be discovered, and If I think enough about said design problem, I can discover a previously undiscovered solution to it. As I have researched the various possibilities for wall assemblies at Mullet Hall, I […]

Wall Sketches

Posted on Mar 23, 2017
Wall Sketches

Another day of intense wall research and discussion, and we are back to the 2×6 Advanced Frame Wall Construction with Mineral Fiber Insulation (AFWCMFI Wall), with a total R of 47, and a modified version using TJIs on the roof for an R70 roof. There is some wiggle room there with the R values, and […]

Yet-to-be-named Passive House

Posted on Jan 6, 2017
Yet-to-be-named Passive House

We have begun schematic design work on a yet-to-be-named Passive House in the Hudson Valley. The many homes that we have drawn inspiration from, including the Wolfe Island Passive House, all seem to have creative names. So far, this house has no name, but we have been diligently working on both the landscape design and […]