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Projects > Wade Residence

Location: Borrego Springs, CA
Construction: Eco-Block
Progress: Design Development
 
Synopsis: The Wades were very concern about keeping the heat out of their 2200 sq. ft. house, a major concern for everyone who lives the desert valley of Borrego Springs. The summer temperatures are commonly 120° F. For this reason, Eco-Block, or insulated concrete forms, was selected as the building material. The typical R-value is around 40 and is easy to construct for just about anyone. The floor plan was designed around the comfort of the family which consists of three young kids.
 
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