Category: thermally-treated wood

11 Sep 2017
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Copperwood – New Modern House 1

We are happy to report that Copperwood – New Modern House 1 has weathered its first year of occupancy.   Our clients for this brand-new design/build project have lived in the home since October 2016 and we are looking forward to being featured on the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour in late September 2017.  It’s always great to see old friends and meet new ones at the show, so we hope you’ll stop by for a visit!  Check out the project page for the story.

08 Aug 2017
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Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of New Modern House Ditch located on Ditch Road north of 96th (a couple lots north of the big radio tower).  Owners have lived in the home since late 2016 and are settling-in.  Landscaping and furnishings are taking root and we look forward to sharing more in the coming months!

14 Jun 2017
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Simple Modern Bedroom Wing

Simple Modern Bedroom Wing elevates over the landscape at dawn.  We are preparing this project for the upcoming home tour this fall, so if you are interested in seeing the project first-hand, please stay-tuned.  It sits on 20 acres and is not visible from any public street, so this is the time to experience #copperwood!

08 Feb 2017
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Keep Chopping Wood

Keep on chopping wood at Copperwood – client living the dream taking advantage of a warm February day – little farmhouse in the distance.  Check out the latest updates to the project page here.

This project was designed by HAUS and built by WERK | Building Modern, our sister construction management company.  It is interesting to compare the projects we build versus the ones we do not build.  This project is one of the most successful realizations of Architect’s design intent of all of our recent projects.  Design concepts and alternatives along the way received the benefit of Architect daily oversight and clear communication at each step of the process, which is a major benefit of direct collaboration between Architect, trade contractors, and Owner.  Direct, clear communication by less parties may also translate into less time, less cost, and higher quality.

15 Dec 2016
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Midcentury Entry

Midcentury Entry at New Modern House Ditch Road is nearing completion.  Thermally-treated wood strikes again, in this case, thermally-treated Poplar makes an appearance.  Check out the project page here.

New Modern House Ditch - Midcentury Entry Porch Progress
New Modern House Ditch – Midcentury Entry Porch Progress

Thermal modifying wood is a technology that improves the resilience of wood products used in exterior conditions and can be used on most wood species.  Our client at #Copperwood inquired about the technology and if we could use it at their home – which we did.  On that project, we used thermally-modified Ash.  Client for this project was so impressed by the beauty and resilience after visiting Copperwood, they requested something like it here – in this case, thermally-modifed Poplar was used, provided by a local source who learned about the technology from HAUS/Copperwood.

15 Oct 2016
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Architectural Stair

Architectural Stair progress at Copperwood.  #ash #thermallymodified #stairlights #modern #architecture

To the left we were able to utilize the same thermally-modified Ash that was used for exterior cladding of bedroom and garage.  Then for the treads and risers, we used 2x structural pine to compliment the Ash and blend with the pine beams in the adjacent living space.  Handrail and guardrail above is black painted steel, and the translucent wall to the right is acrylic screwed to painted Poplar-wrapped studs (provides safety and diffused light).  Stair lights are evenly-spaced LED discs, connected to whole house lighting and smart-home system controlled via client’s smart devices.

23 Jul 2016
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New Modern Entry Bridge Progress

New Modern Entry Bridge is progressing at Copperwood right on schedule.  Bridge spans the front clerestory bay lower level walkout which provides an abundance of natural light to the lower level.  Check out the project page for the latest comprehensive updates.  We are really looking forward to finishing the final details around mid-September 2016 on this New Modern Home in Zionsville.

15 Dec 2015
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Copperwood Ground Breaking

Copperwood Ground Breaking – construction is underway in Zionsville on this Dwell-inspired site-specific home.  Unique features include Airstream porte-cochere + Airstream acting as Home Office and Guest Suite and table tennis arena in the lower level.

The design is a balance of energy-efficiency and client goals/budget expectations for this particular location and this particular site.  You cannot see this project from any public street, as it is buried on a heavily-wooded 19-acre plot filled with habitat and some wetlands.  Please stay-tuned for updates on the particulars of this project as the construction progresses in 2016!