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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

South glass face
South glass face: First we installed the south side gutter system. Next, we installed the south side glass framing. This was built out of wind-fallen 4x6 Douglas Fir, and required fairly meticulous installation in order to produce a straight, plumb and in-plane frame for the glass panels. Flashing and south-side awning windows were then installed. Finally, the aluminum mullion system was installed, followed by the 18 dual-pane insulated glass panels.




South side gutter is installed, followed by the first vertical window framing strut...



Glass face framing is squared, then string-lined in multiple directions for plum...



4x6 doug. fir framework installed, angled at 30 degrees...



The entire completed south glass face framework...



Once the framework is weatherproofed, metal flashing is fitted and installed...



Awning windows are then installed and flashed...



The custom made aluminum mullion system is installed...



Finally, our 1" thick insulated glass window panels are installed...



Mullion caps installed and watertight...



Completed south glass face with operable awning windows...
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