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The weather is finally starting to warm up and progress on the Cottonwood Modern house appropriately enough seems ready for Spring.

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You might be surprised to learn that more tornadoes hit the United States than any other country in the world … Texas has more tornadoes than any other state … I live in Texas … and we have a tornado shelter in the Cottonwood modern project I have been working on.

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Today we are taking a look at the Isokern wood burning fireplaces on the Cottonwood Modern residence. There are four all-together and are assembled from a kit of parts and are surprisingly affordable considering how well they work.

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Cottonwood Modern

Bob Borson —  January 14, 2013 — 15 Comments

Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the structural pool, mahogany soffits, and a few other items of interest.

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The Cottonwood Modern house is coming along very well. Today I take a look at some of the interesting framing techniques and conditions, along with an opportunity that presented itself.

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One of the most useful exercises that any young architect can partake in is to visit construction sites as often as possible. It is one thing to sit in an office all day designing and drafting up construction details and another thing altogether to spend time on a job site seeing how things actually get built.

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My next big modern project starts off with a problem right in the very beginning. Not only does it delay the project, it has a hefty price tag …

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