The new American Dream: 100K(+ 20) | Starter Home


2nd Half of the Semester by thomas kearns
October 20, 2008, 5:10 pm
Filed under: meta-studio

I hope everyone had a fantastic break, and is rejuvinated and ready to work hard on the second half of the semester.  As I have mentioned before, we will be changing gears and diving in to things at a larger scale.  The goal of the next phase of work is to explore the core concepts, through the projects construction and materiality, of a specific section of the project.  This might be a slice, a corner, a wall, a portion.  It should go without saying, but the condition you choose should be the condition that best represents your project.  We will be looking first from a spatial point of view and then from constructability.  Through this investigation you should have a more acute understanding of the cost implications allowing for a more accurate final estimate.

The goal will either be for the production of, 2 to 3 – 3dspace + material study images or a large scale physical model both with a revised cost estimate.  We will dedicate 4 1/2 weeks for this part of the project, with a public review of the finished drawings or models a week before thanksgiving break.  This should allow ample time to revise projects through the production of a small rendered construction document set for the end of the semester.

Drawings are to be 1-2 fully rendered 3 dimensional sections drawn to fill a minimum of a 24×36 sheet size, at the largest scale compositionally appropriate  to the scope of the subject matter, this could result in approximately 1/2″ = 1′-0″ foreground scale  for your entire building or upwards of 3 = 1′-0″ for a smaller section thereof.  Students who choose to drawings must complete atleast 1 interior sectional perspective and 1 in-situ exterior rendering and if desired/necessary 1 additional drawing of either type.  Physical models should be of quality material construction akin to a 2nd year model at a scale of atleast 1/2″ = 1′-0″ for the entire house, or a larger scale relative to what would be the equivalent drawings (see above) of a portion of the house.

Schedule

Mon Oct 20th – 1 hr mockups + quick group review

Mon Oct 27th – all drawings mocked up model framed out

Mon Nov 3rd – spatial group review – progress

Wed Nov 12th – constructability group review – progress

Fri Nov 14th – Begin Final production Drawings + Models

Fri Nov 21st – review w/guest – Drawings, Models, Cost analysis



REVIEW STARTS AT 1:00 on WED ROOM 10 by thomas kearns
October 14, 2008, 4:56 am
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please be pinned up, and ready to go at 1:00.  We will begin as soon as the jurors are there and there is work to be reviewed.  Please work towards printing on Tuesday.  This is a real deadline, make it count!



Lot-Ek on Shipping Containers by kongchan4

http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/03/video-shipping-container-homes-from-lot-ek/



Doors by mgajdorus86
October 6, 2008, 8:05 pm
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The Interior Door Replacement Company is a company out of California that has a selection of interior doors, closet doors, and glass doors.  Right now, they are offering select hollow core interior doors for $119.00 installed, with a minimum of 4 doors.



im running late … see you soon by thomas kearns
October 6, 2008, 6:38 pm
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as the title says



CRSpecht Cost Sheet for 100K House in Las Cruces, NM by cassie1033
October 3, 2008, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized
  Description Unit Material Labor+Equip Time D Output Unit Cost Required Total Cost
1 Straw bale insulation (5 rows with 13 bales each on south wall) Ea. $3.25 $50.00     $53.25 65 $3,461.25
  exterior stucco walls with metal lathe S.F. $1.17 $2.89     $4.06 285 $1,157.10
Division vapor barrier S.F. $0.24 $0.06 0.002 3800 $0.30 285 $85.50
  Anderson 200 series Awning Windows  (1′-5″ x 2′-4 3/8″) Ea. $350.00 $150.58     $500.58 12 $6,006.96
                  $10,710.81
2 Straw bale insulation ( 6 rows with 8 bales each on north wall) Ea. $3.25 $50.00     $53.25 48 $2,556.00
  exterior stucco walls with metal lathe S.F. $1.17 $2.89     $4.06 384 $1,559.04
  vapor barrier S.F. $0.24 $0.06 0.002 3800 $0.30 384 $115.20
  Anderson 200 series Awning Windows  (1′-5″ x 2′-4 3/8″) Ea. $350.00 $150.58     $500.58 8 $4,004.64
                  $8,234.88
3 Bulkhead form for slab, 7-1/2″ high, exp metal, incl keyway & stakes L.F. $1.02 $0.77 0.033 960 $1.79 1466.5833 $2,625.18
  Welded wire fabric, 6×6 -W1.4 x W1.4 (10×10) S.F. $0.13 $0.13 0.005 2900 $0.26 40.738425 $10.59
  Slab on grade, incl. troweled finish, not incl. forms 6″ thick S.F. $1.95 $0.52 0.021 3350 $2.47 1466.5833 $3,622.46
  Exposed local aggregate finish, maximum S.F. $0.31 $0.45 0.017 465 $0.76 1466.5833 $1,114.60
                  $7,372.84
4 Exterior wall framing system, 2″ x 6″, 16″ OC SF $1.44 $1.78     $3.22 1107 $3,564.54
  5/8″ insulating glass Including frame, trim and hardware 6′ wide economy grade Ea. $1,120.00 $120.40     $1,240.40 6 $7,442.40
  200 series Anderson Awning window 2′-0 x 2′-0 Ea. $350.00 $150.58     $500.58 24 $12,013.92
  corrugated metal sheet S.F. $3.82 $2.40     $6.22 1100 $6,842.00
                  $29,862.86
5 Sky window, operating, 24″ x 48″ Ea. $653.44 $241.26     $894.70 8 $7,157.60
  Built-up roof, coal tar, organic, 4-ply, insulated deck S.F. $3.78 $2.31     $6.09 800 $4,872.00
  corrugated metal sheet S.F. $3.82 $2.40     $6.22 800 $4,976.00
                  $17,005.60
6 North structure Wall system, thincoat, skim-coat, on 1/2″ backer drywall S.F. $0.92 $1.59     $2.51 1000 $2,510.00
  South sturcture wall system, thincoat, skim-coat, on 1/2″ backer drywall S.F. $0.92 $1.59     $2.51 1357 $3,406.07
  Breezeway wall system, thincoat, skim-coat, on 1/2″ backer drywall S.F. $0.92 $1.59     $2.51 492 $1,234.92
                  $7,150.99
$80,337.98
                   


Skim Coating by samujan
October 1, 2008, 9:49 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

WHAT IS IT? A technique to turn imperfect walls or ceilings into flat, uniform surfaces by applying drywall mud.

WHY SKIM COAT? To turn warped, dented or poorly framed walls into even, crisp-cornered planes. Healthy walls can benefit from a skim coat, too. It creates an ideal base for decorative finishes like high-gloss paint.

WHAT OBJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE? Plaster, drywall or Sheetrock.

HOW IS IT DONE? First, any cracks in the wall must be cleaned out with a Sheetrock knife and then covered with fiberglass joint tape (holes must be filled with patching plaster). Then spread thin layers of drywall mud along the wall until the surface is smooth. The entire skim coat will add only 1/8″ thickness to the wall.