Preliminary plans for a simple – open air – country home
Single huge, dramatic, operating, steel door
The Ojai Skinny House is a design based on the popular idea of modular housing. Each time I have tried to do a house using modular technology, it hasn’t worked ! Here are some of the reasons:
We are currently working on two projects using Blue Sky Building Systems for pre fabricated steel frames.
We can still design a custom home – yet with the advantages of “factory production efficiency.”
With the roof, stucco and driveway complete, only the finish landscape is missing!
Stucco Brown Coat
By: Otis Bradley
In the words of the late great singer – James Brown – I feel good ! Like I know that I should! Ughhh ! Yeahhhh !
Everybody loves radiant heat ! It feels good. Done right – you don’t even know you have a heating system – it just feeeeeels good!
Our new custom home in Ojai – is traditionally designed in a French Provincial style, yet includes high tech equipment. Not only does it have radiant heating tubes embedded in the concrete slabs under the French limestone floors, but … we also have cooling tubes in the ceiling.
This project – although a traditional, French Provincial style home, still has high tech equipment. The house is super insulated using insulated concrete block, ICF, technology and both heated and cooled using radiant panels in the floor and ceiling.
Everyone loves radiant floor heat, but in hot climates everyone wants cooling as well. Typically this means an entire second – usually a ducted forced air system – is added just for cooling.
Use radiant to cool as well as heat.
We did this with the help of special panels and control systems that sense humidity and allow us to cool without creating condensation.
It feels GOOD ! In hot or cold weather !Everybody loves radiant heat! You won’t even know there is a heating system in a home if its done right – it just feels comfortable.
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