House for a cold climate by designer Andrew Michler, Colorado, USA
A house for a cold climate is always built using thermal insulation materials. Until now, the most popular of them was a foam plastic, laid between concrete blocks and interior trim, and also from the outside under the lining.
Its main drawback is that it is made of hazardous chemicals and contains harmful toxins. Therefore, when designer and builder Andrew Mechler began designing his own home, he decided to completely abandon the plastic foam.
For the construction required several types of natural wood
Andrew came up with an intelligent and economical solution: surround the interior with a hollow space filled with rock wool and cellulose insulation. This allowed him to completely abandon the traditional concrete and polystyrene, replacing them with wood and eco-friendly insulation. As a result, he got a two-story structure with a sloping roof, which houses living rooms, an office and a store.
The new technology has caused mixed reactions from the participants in Seattle
And what do you think about this proposal?