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Video: Designing a Better Wall for a Wet Climate

12 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, Video, 3 Comments

Video: Designing a Better Wall for a Wet Climate


Portland Built visits the Live/Work project where we discuss strategies for modern wall design. Learn how the project uses inexpensive materials like XPS foam to increase R-value and reduce moisture in the walls. Watch a video to see how it all comes together!

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Wal-Mart: Built in Portland?

24 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, Sustainability, 4 Comments

Wal-Mart: Built in Portland?


Ever wonder what happens to Big Box Stores when they die? They grow wings and are reborn as Wal-Mart! Check out the retail giant’s latest effort to build a second store in the Portland metro.

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Vent Pipes Never Looked So Sexy

17 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Highlights, Sustainability, 6 Comments

Vent Pipes Never Looked So Sexy


Plumbing usually runs in the walls. Except when you want a high-performance home. At the Harpoon House they’ve taken the inside and put it on the outside. See why this makes perfect sense.

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Build it Small: Portland’s Harpoon House

07 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, 12 Comments

Build it Small: Portland’s Harpoon House


Harpoon house is one of Portland’s newest “less is more” homes. SIPs, triple-pane windows, and compact design are just a few of the “big” features of the small home.

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