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IH Residence / andramatin

first_img Indonesia CopyAbout this officeandramatinOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBandungOn InstagramOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on April 10, 2020Cite: “IH Residence / andramatin” 10 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Mario Wibowo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  1950 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project IH Residence / andramatinSave this projectSaveIH Residence / andramatin Save this picture!© Mario Wibowo+ 42Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937317/ih-residence-andramatin Clipboard 2015 “COPY” Housescenter_img ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, B&B Italia, Bulthaup, Carl Hansen, Herman Miller, Poliform, Dombracht, Google, Hunter DouglasArchitect In Charge:Andra MatinDesign Team:Wiyoga Nurdiansyah, Dhanie SyawaliahStructural Engineering:Djulianto HadimuljoMechanical Engineering:Hanny KonInterior Designer:Andra MatinLandscape:Ruang HijauGeneral Contractor:Indra Santoso KartikaLighting Consultant:Hadi KomaraCity:BandungCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mario WibowoRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The IH Residence is located in Bandung, a town with a cool and crisp climate. This project came from a family with a large size of land (approximately 5600 m2), that wants to be turned into a family residence. The house would have quite an abundant amount of functions, but would still retain the vastness of the landscape. It was built in a neighborhood with low density, thus making it very possible to create a detached-house for the family.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Mario WibowoThe site elongates and slopes up from the south to the north. A third part of the land works as a service area in the front of the site, and a basement that has sunk 3 meters lower than the main part of the house. The design follows the nature of the elongated site by building a long large massing in the center of it, detaching it from any site walls to support the cross-ventilation along the building.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoThe large mass of the building is balanced with an optimal size of terraces, balconies, and wide pools that was built all across the perimeter. In an attempt to make the mass lighter, the facade is dominated by clear glass that also helps in welcoming the beautiful landscape around the site to the interior.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!© Mario WibowoAs a city, Bandung is prone to have a high rain precipitation every year, so in order to take on the rain and avoid direct sunlight, the house has a wide set of eaves that can go as far as 6 meters. Due to the site the circulation was designed progressively by using long ramps, while long corridors are aided with reflecting pools and direct view of the landscape. Green areas within the site could amount to almost as big as the house.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoThrough the sloping nature of the site, the building uses the landscape to its own benefit by playfully emphasizing the different height in spaces and varying circulations. The northern part of the site is higher than the rest of the site, defining the main building by enclosing it, and still creating a certain intimacy within the site.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoProject gallerySee allShow lessAn Alternative Museum for Burning Man and a Concrete Lighthouse: 12 Unbuilt Projects…ArticlesLUME Restaurant / Estúdio MangavaSelected Projects Share Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937317/ih-residence-andramatin Clipboard Architects: andramatin Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Bandung, Indonesia IH Residence / andramatinlast_img read more

World has ‘window of opportunity’ to halt virus spread: WHO chief

first_imgTedros said the WHO was sending masks, gloves, respirators and 18,000 protective isolation gowns to 24 countries, as well as 250,000 test kits to speed up the process of diagnose carriers of the virus.He also reiterated his call for countries not to impose travel and trade restrictions because of the virus.”Such restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit,” he said, adding that 22 countries had so far informed WHO they were implementing such measures.”Where such measures have been implemented, we urge that they are short in duration, proportionate to the public health risks, and are reconsidered regularly as the situation evolves,” he said. Topics : “Some high-income countries are well behind in sharing this vital data with WHO. I don’t think it’s because they lack capacity,” he said.”Without better data, it’s very hard for us to assess how the outbreak is evolving, or what impact it could have, and to ensure we are providing the most appropriate recommendations,” he said.More than 20,400 cases of the virus have been confirmed in China since the virus was first detected on December 31.The toll in mainland China has soared to 425 and more than 20 countries have now confirmed cases of the virus, which the WHO has declared a global health emergency.center_img The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” to halt transmission, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.But the UN health agency’s chief also called for greater solidarity, accusing some governments of wealthy countries of being “well behind” in sharing data on virus cases.”While 99 percent of cases are in China, in the rest of the world we only have 176 cases,” Tedros said in a technical briefing to the WHO’s Executive Board in Geneva.”That doesn’t mean that it won’t get worse. But for sure we have a window of opportunity to act… Let’s not miss this window of opportunity,” he said.Tedros said the WHO had received complete case report forms for only 38 percent of the cases outside China.last_img read more

Batesville Regional Wrestling Results

first_imgHere are the results from Saturday’s regional at Richmond.Four Batesville wrestlers participated in the 2015 wrestling regionals held at Richmond, IN on Saturday. The tournament was represented by 19 different teams from two sectionals. This year’s Regional Champ went to the South Dearborn Knights who advanced nine wrestlers to semi-state.Participating for the bulldogs were Jackson Wooldridge in the 120 lb class, John Moody in the 126 lb class, Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb class, and Will Amberger in the 195 lb class. Wooldridge faced off against a tough Ryan Surguy of Shenendoah but eventually lost by a pin in the second period. Surguy would end up as the 120 lb class runner-up. John Moody faced off against a technical Colton Handley from Northeaster. Moody controlled the first period by a score of 5-4 but eventually lost by pin in the second period. Neal Nobbe faced off against a tough New Castle opponent Billy Decker. Nobbe went the distance wrestling all three periods but fell short by one point in a 3-2 decision loss. All three of these wrestlers represented Batesville with great effort and sportsmanship during their matches but will not be advancing to semi-state due to their first round loss at the regionals.Will Amberger wrestled his third perfect weekend in a row, winning Conference, Sectional, and now Regional. This 1st place finish was the first for Amberger and the first in 11 years for the Bulldogs. Amberger’s opening match was against Andrew Rice of Richmond where he pinned Rice in the second period after earning four takedowns. The second match of the day for Amberger faced him off against Dario Guintini of East Central. Amberger’s technical ability was too much for Guintinti winning the match by a 10-6 decision. This win moved Amberger to the finals against Jake Cavins of Milan for the second week in a row. Cavins earned the first two points of the match by takedown before Amberger tied it up with a first and second period escape. Cavins scored first in the third period giving him a 3-2 lead before Amberger was awarded a stalling point for the defensive type position Cavins chose. This point tied the match up forcing an overtime between the two 195 pounders. Amberger struck first this time earning a takedown giving him a 5-3 victory and the title of 2015 Regional Champ. This is a huge accomplishment and will place him a great position for the upcoming semi-state tournament to help him advance to the State finals.Amberger will be advancing to Semi-state held at New Castle on February 14th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Wrong advice has cost marine sector millions – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Fianna Fáil Marine spokesperson has welcomed the admission that the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES ) advice has been inaccurate over the past number of years and in fact has overcut our National Quota or Total Allowable Catch for various fish species. He says this has cost our marine sector millions of Euro’s and our fishermen have been severely impacted by this dude or inaccurate advice which determined the value or size of our quotas over the past number of years.Pat the Cope added the accurate information which has come to light shows a major change in the perception of the stock. And it proves that the Marine sector were correct in their assessment – earlier this year when ICES advised a massive 68 % cut last year this based on false calculations of stocks.He said “The correct position is 4.16 million tonnes of a stock size as opposed to 2.35 million tonnes, as ICES had informed us last autumn. In actual fact they underestimated stocks by 50%, it is shocking that the advice on which Quotas were set and based was out by a margin of 50% or almost 2 million tonnes. It is not surprising then how we retain little confidence in how quotas are set annually.”He added last year and again earlier this year he stated that he had lost confidence in recent years in the mackerel advice provided by International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and that the inaccurate advice being put forward by them was costing the Irish Marine sector in terms of catch and onshore jobs.He said “The position is now confirmed whereby these sets of inaccurate advice given by ICES have cost the state millions of euro each year. “In November 2018, I stated that I believed their advice is not based on the accurate assessment of the stocks and too many errors have occurred over the last number of years. ICES advice each year was filled anomalies and inaccuracies, this was always contested by fishermen, as each year the fishermen were reporting increased stocks at sea but ICES were reporting decreases. It is now clear and beyond doubt that the fishermen were correct and the professional advice from ICES was completely wrong.“Last November I informed the Marine Minister that the ICES advice is totally contrary to the entire pelagic fishing industry observations on stocks of fish at sea, which even then were not consistent with ICES view or observations indicating huge decline in fishing stocks but instead the pelagic sectors evidence showed very large stock sizes at sea.“But, as we all are very well aware of now the ICES advice was accepted by the EU and cuts were made when in actual fact no cuts should of occurred.”He said he is now calling on the Minister for​ Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the EU Coastal states to revisit the recent decisions which were taken on the basis of ICES advice, and to without delay put in place an increased Quota and TAC for those states which were unfairly cut in those respective years.“The decisions to cut the TAC over the past number of years should not have been taken – they were based on a false premise and inaccurate information provided by ICES. It is clearly now a matter for Minister Creed to correct the wrongs of the past and appropriately compensate the Irish marine sector and the fish producers with increased catches in the years ahead. “There is sufficient basis now for a revised and increased quota for 2019, this must be immediately acted on and examined by the Irish Government in conjunction with our EU partners concluded Pat the Cope.Wrong advice has cost marine sector millions – Pat the Cope was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFishingPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

Rhodes hosts world journalism meet

first_imgAn African journalist plies his trade at a training workshop on HIV/Aids for young TV producers in Nairobi, organised by Unesco in collaboration with the East African Film Institute and Development Through Media. (Image: Unesco) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Guy BergerRU School of Journalism and Media Studies+27 46 603 7100RELATED ARTICLES • Reshaping reportage on Africa • Unesco, AU to boost journalism • SA celebrates media freedom • New M&G journalism centreJanine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Rhodes University is hosting a three-day conference on journalism education in July 2010, with the theme Journalism education in an age of radical change.The second edition of the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC2) takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, from 5 to 7 July 2010.Hosted by Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, the conference has almost 350 confirmed attendees from 42 countries across Africa and further afield.With thousands of the world’s media currently in South Africa to cover the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the conference is an ideal opportunity to highlight journalism education in this light, said Prof Guy Berger, the head of the Rhodes journalism school.Distinguished academics and journalism education experts who have confirmed include Chinese Communications Association president Li Liangrong of Fudan University; Ghana’s Prof Kwame Karikari, director of the Media Foundation of West Africa; Stephen Quinn of Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia; Pascal Guenee, director of Institut Pratique de Journalisme at Dauphine University in Paris; and Yassen Zassoursky, president of the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University.Registration is still open and the form may be filled in online at the congress’s website.WJEC2 will be opened with a speech from Evaton, Gauteng-born Advocate Pansy Tlakula, special rapporteur to the African Union on freedom of expression, while Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will deliver the closing keynote speech.With six expert panel discussions, ranging in topic from reporting in a hostile environment to shaping the future of journalism curricula, and a number of plenary sessions, every attendee will take something useful away.The finalised programme is available on the WJEC2 website.Active participationRegistration for a wide range of task team groups may also be done online. Some of the diverse topics include Entrepreneurial Journalism; Diversity in Journalism Education; Media Training, Journalism Education and Gender Equality; Sports Journalism; Teaching Media Literacy; and Journalism Ethics.Discussions focusing on new media such as social websites, mobile journalism, and blogging are also on the agenda.As if this wasn’t enough, participants will be able to attend 130 research paper presentations. In addition, all proceedings will be translated simultaneously into French and Chinese, for non-English speakers.The congress is said to be an excellent opportunity for networking  but for those unable to attend in person, much of the programme will be streamed live via the WJEC2 website. According to Berger, up to 11 sessions may be streamed simultaneously.Interested parties may also follow the Twitter stream on #wjec2, and participation by means of blogging and tweeting, using the #wjec2 tag, is strongly encouraged.Boosting journalism educationThe first World Journalism Education Congress took place in Singapore in July 2007 with the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre hosting. Several ground-breaking steps were taken during the inaugural congress, among them the release of the World Journalism Education Council’s Declaration of Principles, and the launch of the Unesco model curriculum for journalism education.This year’s congress will see the launch of a Unesco-compiled model syllabus of ideas for teaching about African media.The second edition will run in conjunction with the 14th Highway Africa conference, also taking place in Grahamstown. This annual gathering is held jointly by the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Rhodes University’s journalism school, and brings together journalists from all over Africa, to discuss and debate the state of media on the continent.last_img read more

‘Tea bag’ filter delivers purified water

first_img27 July 2010Combining years of research on water purification, food microbiology and nanotechnology, scientists at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University have developed a high-tech “tea bag” filter that fits into the neck of a bottle and turns polluted water into clean water as you drink from it.It promises to provide easy access to clean drinking water for vulnerable communities, for instance those living near polluted water streams. There are also plans to commercialise the filter bag into a product that can be used by outdoor enthusiasts on hiking or camping trips.When microbiologist Professor Eugene Cloete became Dean of the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University (SU) in January 2009, he picked up on relevant research outside his own field of expertise, which sparked the invention of a high-tech disposable filter that looks like a tea bag and cleans highly polluted water.Together with researchers from the Department of Microbiology and SU polymer scientists, he recently patented the innovative invention -a portable, easy-to-use, environmentally friendly water filter bag that fits into the neck of a bottle.“The water is cleaned right then and there when you drink from the bottle,” Cloete said in a statement issued by the university last week.Water provision, sustainabilityAs a past executive vice-president of the International Water Association and a member of Coca-Cola’s worldwide panel of water experts, Cloete believes water provision and sustainability go hand in hand.“The lack of availability of adequate, safe and affordable water supplies impacts severely on vulnerable groups such as the poor, the elderly, HIV/Aids patients and children,” he said.“More than 90% of all cholera cases are reported in Africa, and 300-million people on our continent do not have access to safe drinking water. Clearly, something has to be done about this.”Cloete believes the “tea bag” filter shows the way forward because it represents decentralised, point-of-use technology. It can help meet the needs of people who live or travel in remote areas, or people whose regular water supply is not being treated to potable standards.“It is simply impossible to build purification infrastructure at every polluted stream. So we have to take the solution to the people,” he said.Trans-disciplinary initiativesThe invention has become one of the first major projects of the new Stellenbosch University Water Institute, a trans-disciplinary initiative established to intensify the search for lasting solutions to the country and continent’s water woes.Cloete, who is the chairperson of the Water Institute, says he got the idea for the filter on an introductory visit to InnovUS, the university’s technology transfer company, some 18 months ago.“I was shown the electro-spinning technique of spinning ultra-thin fibres on a nanoscale developed by Dr Eugene Smit of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science,” he said.“Right away, my mind started churning through the possibilities of how it could be used to clean polluted water.”‘Off-the-shelf materials’A research team was put together and, after various trials and experiments, a filter sachet was developed that not only resembles a tea bag in shape and size, but is made of the same biodegradable material as off-the-shelf rooibos tea bags:The inside of the tea bag material is coated with a thin film of biocides encapsulated within minute nanofibres, which kills all disease-causing microbes.The bag is filled not with tea leaves but with active carbon granules that remove all harmful chemicals, for instance endocrine disruptors.Each “tea bag” filter can clean one litre of the most polluted water to the point where it is 100% safe to drink.Once used, the bag is thrown away, and a new one is inserted into the bottle neck.“We tested the filter with water taken from a river here in the Stellenbosch area. The samples were highly polluted with pathogens, but they came out completely clean on the other side,” said Dr Michele de Kwaadsteniet, a postdoctoral fellow working on the project with Cloete and Professor Leon Dicks of the Department of Microbiology.The “tea bag” filter is currently being tested by the South African Bureau of Standards, after which the team hopes to roll it out to various communities.“It really is exciting to be part of a potentially life-changing project,” said Dr Marelize Botes, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and a member of the water filter bag research team. “It’s such an easy-to-use and practical solution to something that’s been a major problem for so long.”HOPE ProjectThe Stellenbosch University Water Institute and its “tea bag” water filter form part of its HOPE Project, a set of development goals aimed at improving lives in South Africa and the rest of the continent.“We firmly believe that science should serve the needs of society. By aligning the expertise of our scientists with the national and international development agenda, we want to become more relevant to society,” said Professor Russel Botman, rector and vice-chancellor of the University.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you are a Midwest farmer finding it difficult to find the words for the wet weather, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins wrote a song that might help and put it with some pictures to show that your are not in this alone.last_img

Frugal Happy: Giant Foam Box, Part 2

first_imgHow to Build an Insulated Cathedral CeilingAll About Attic VentingSite-Built Ventilation Baffles for RoofsFlash-and-Batt Insulation Three Code-Approved Tricks for Reducing Insulation ThicknessGBA Encyclopedia: Vented or Unvented Attic?Open-Cell Spray Foam and Damp Roof SheathingHow to Insulate a Cathedral Ceiling with Mineral Wool GBA Details: Vented cathedral ceiling GBA Details: Unvented cathedral ceiling GBA Details: Retrofit foam for existing cathedral ceiling Phase 2: FiberglassAfter the rigid foam, the next layer to go in was 6-inch-thick fiberglass batts (see Image #7 below). That’s the cotton candy-looking stuff. It may look soft and fluffy, but you don’t want to roll around in it because millions of teeny tiny spiky things will become embedded in your skin, and you will be thoroughly itchy.Thankfully these are kraft-faced batts, which means they are covered on one side by paper. This is designed to keep out moisture, but it also makes the batts easier (and less itchy) to handle and install.Chris installed the fiberglass batts by stapling the paper facing to the rafters. This isn’t a particularly labor-intensive process, but because the batts were so long and floppy, and Chris was trying to install these things by himself so high up, it was rather awkward.It also got challenging when he had to get into tight corners. Even so, the fiberglass batts went in much faster than the rigid foam. Phase 4: Furring strips and a service cavityJust as we did with the walls, we created a service cavity on the inside of the insulation for wiring before putting on the finished ceiling. To do this, Chris installed 2×3 furring strips. He used a laser level to ensure that the strips were perfectly level and co-planar (see Image #10 below). Chris can use the furring strips to anchor electrical junction boxes for lighting fixtures later on.At long last — the furring strips are in, and the insulation is complete! We are ready for wiring, lighting, and the finished ceiling surface (which will be wood paneling).It was long, it was laborious, it was sweaty… but it was worth it. The best thing about insulation is that if it’s done right, it only needs to be put in once. Once it’s in, it pretty much works forever (or at least for the rest of the building’s functional lifetime).With superinsulation installed, our house now needs less than half the air conditioning it used to, and an even smaller fraction of heating. If all homes had this level of insulation, imagine how much energy (and greenhouse gas emissions) could be saved. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Insulation is unsexy, but it makes a difference! After spending months painstakingly insulating our walls, Chris turned his attention to insulating the vaulted ceiling.You may be wondering, “Is this guy a glutton for punishment?” Valid question.In many ways, insulating the ceiling was even harder than insulating the walls. The assembly is thicker and more complex. Chris had to install the insulation while standing atop a ladder, which made the job awkward and dangerous. Moreover, much of the insulation work took place during the hot summer months, when the air temperature at ceiling height often neared 100°F. It was laborious and slow-going. In the end, the process lasted more than four months.So yes, maybe Chris is a bit of a glutton for punishment. But for the end product of a foam-filled, air-sealed, attractive cathedral ceiling with an insulation value of R-46, there was no question in Chris’s mind he wanted to do it. The process helped create a comfortable home with steady indoor temperatures and low energy bills year-’round.Since we converted our flat ceiling to a vaulted ceiling, the ceiling and roof became one and the same. So our roof went from zero insulation to superinsulation. The two drawings at the bottom of this post show the roof assembly before and after the work (see Images #2 and #3 below). BLOGS BY WEN AND CHRIS Our House Becomes a Giant Foam BoxDemolitionA Car-Free ExperimentAn Introduction Phase 3: More rigid foamSimilar to what he did with our walls, Chris next installed yet another layer of rigid foam, this time 1 inch thick, continuously across the rafters rather than between them. Why more rigid foam? To reduce thermal bridging through the rafters.The foam sheets are not very heavy, but at 4 feet by 8 feet they are rather unwieldy for a single person to handle. Chris got creative with ways to hold up the large sheets while on a ladder (such as using another ladder).Two layers of rigid foam, filled with fluffy pink fiberglass. That’s right, it’s an insulation sandwich (see Image #8 below)! Fast forward a few weeks, and behold! The fully insulated ceiling: 10 inches of insulation (and months of Chris’ blood, sweat, and tears) hidden behind a dull gray facade.It looks nice and tidy in the end, but getting to this point was not. It’s all out of sight now, but we’ll always remember that it’s there. Once more, Chris meticulously air sealed the final layer of rigid foam with acoustical sealant (the white stuff) or canned spray foam (the orange stuff). Because, darn it, you can never air seal enough (see Image #9 below). The air sealing ensures that there are no air leaks in the ceiling of our giant foam box house.center_img That’s a big change! By the time Chris has completed the retrofit, our ceiling/roof will have 10 distinct layers and be 17 inches thick. Wowza. Let’s walk through the insulation phases one by one. RELATED ARTICLES Editor’s Note: This post is one of a series by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee, a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are turning their 1963 suburban house into an all-electric, zero-net energy home. They chronicle their attempts at a low-carbon, low-cost, and joyful lifestyle on their blog Frugal Happy. This post was written by Wen. Phase 1: Rigid foam and ventilationChris wanted to ensure that the finished ceiling/roof assembly was properly ventilated so that any moisture that gets into the assembly (e.g. from rain) is able to evaporate. He did this by constructing long ventilation baffles, or chutes, from rigid insulation. The chutes allow air to flow from soffit vents at the eaves to the ridge vent at the top of the roof. (For more information on this step, see “Site-Built Ventilation Baffles for Roofs.”)Often people install plastic vent baffles for this purpose, but since Chris was planning to insulate using polyisocyanurate rigid foam, he decided to use the foam itself to serve as the chutes (see this fun video from Fine Homebuilding). Two birds with one stone!Each panel of foam is pushed up against 2-inch-square “sticks” of foam glued into the upper corners of each rafter bay with Loctite PL 300 foamboard latex construction adhesive. This creates a 2-inch gap above the insulation for air to flow (see Image #4 below). As you probably guessed, what you see in the photo is just half a chute — when it’s complete it will extend all the way up to the ridge.For air to flow successfully through each chute, there needs to be a way for air to 1) enter, and 2) exit. In the photo, you can see that Chris created openings at the base of the rafters (where daylight is shining through along the top of the wall). Later, he installed plastic soffit vents.But where will the air exit? At the ridge, the highest point of the roof. Chris cut out openings along the ridge too (see Image #5 below). Then he climbed on top of the roof and installed a ridge vent, carefully covering it with ridge shingles (see Image #6 below). That way air from inside can flow outside, but when it rains, water will not leak into the house.Another benefit of ventilating the roof in this manner is that on very warm days, hot air (which rises) will flow out the top vents, drawing cooler air into the chutes from the bottom — a passive way of cooling the house down.Working by yourself can be exhausting and lonely (even when there are unlimited podcasts to listen to), not to mention s-l-o-w! One weekend, Chris organized a work party (a.k.a. bribed people with free pizza), and luckily, my brother Bin and our adventurous friends Merc and Dan showed up to help. With four people, they were able to install a whole bunch of chutes in one afternoon.As with the wall insulation, every piece of rigid foam had to be carefully measured and custom cut for each bay, and then gently pounded into place with a block of wood and a 4-pound mini-sledge. The pieces were snug enough to stay in place with friction alone, but Chris sealed the edges with acoustical sealant.Over the next few weeks, Chris continued to slowly but steadily install the foam on his own. As he progressed, he had to climb ever higher on the ladder. Handling an 8-foot-long piece of foam while balancing on top of a ladder (in sweltering heat) is no small feat, people.Of course, insulation doesn’t work at its best if there are leaky seams. So Chris made sure to air seal (with acoustical sealant and canned spray foam) along all the seams of the rigid foam, creating an insulation layer that is completely airtight.last_img read more

The Clock Pointed At Your Head

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now If you live to be 90 years old, you will have lived 32,850 days. That’s 4,680 weeks. That sounds like a lot of days. Even when you look at a lifetime in weeks it seems like a lot of time. But it isn’t very much time at all. It only feels like a lot of time when you are very young.The 680 weeks end when you are 13 years old. At 32 years old, you are down to 3,000 weeks. At 50 years old, you have a mere 2,080 weeks left before your 90th birthday.You have a short time to do all of the things that are going to make up a life of your own design, a life that fulfills you, and a life that you can proud of having lived. No one has gun pointed at your head motivating you to do something. But there is a clock pointed at your head. That clock is every bit as threatening, and the threat is never lifted.Your time here is short. Get busy.last_img read more