We were hired to just install the European tilt turn windows and curtain wall on this project. We mentioned this curtain wall system back in 2015 here The tilt/turn windows were installed in board-formed concrete walls, and they were HEAVY.
Lots of outdoor work lately. We've completed the deck and porch framing and finish. We framed the deck with galvanized steel joists, which are strong, fast (they're pre-cut), straight, and won't warp like large section PT lumber. The decking will be thermally modified ash from western Mass. The porch and deck roof is painted tongue and groove 2x6 over native cherry rafters. The hips over the deck are irregular (meaning that they are not 45 degrees in plan view), so the jack cuts are different on each side.
An update on our current project. Exterior trim is complete, including the 70 foot long porch fascia (perfectly straight!). I'll post some pictures soon of the cherry porch and deck rafters.
The blower door test for the House in the Woods came to 0.49 ACH50 (that's air changes per hour at 50 pascals)--better than the Passive House, the most stringent standard in the world.
We've been working for the last year getting this project ready, and we're finally out framing. It is an architect-designed shingle-style home right in town. We helped specify many timber frame and high performance details. There's also a LOT of beautiful red oak logs being milled into timbers, flooring, and trim. We'll be posting more photos as we build this great project.
I just attended the grand opening of Menck Window, the first and only European manufacturer of tilt turn windows in the US. Fortunately, they're just an hour away from us, and we hope to use them on some of our upcoming projects. I loved this cross-section of their direct glazing system (which can also be capped with wood). I can't wait to use this amazing system to direct glaze over a timber frame.