Construction on the Mall
The Gable Home has been constructed on the National Mall and the whole team is very excited about the competition. For more details about the competition, view the blog.
We held a number of public tours while the house was on campus. We had public tours during our open house events as well as educational tours for college classes. The following images were gathered during these events.
We are happy with how the interiors of the Gable Home turned out. If you are interested in any products you see, be sure to check out the products page to learn more.
We set out all of our landscaping for the Open House, and the plants made for a nice improvement on the house.
The LED exterior lighting system has been installed. Below are a few photographs of the system in text mode.
We are currently in the process of installing our siding boards. The north and west facades are complete and installation has begun on the south and east facades.
Solar Panel and Deck Installation
Solar panel installation is complete and they look really nice! A brief test confirmed that the panels were functioning properly. The decking was also installed and looks quite impressive.
Here are some photographs of the standing seam roof, as well as some interior shots of the Optiwin windows and the construction of the plant garden over the water tanks.
Gable Home Arrives at U of I Campus
Photographs from the installation of the Gable Home at its temporary location on the campus of the University of Illinois. Students will finish construction of the house this summer and begin testing for the competition!
Gable Home Construction at Homeway Homes
These photographs were taken during the frame construction at Homeway Homes. The frames are made of laminated bamboo generously donated to the project by Lamboo Inc.
Photographs taken during the construction and erection of the lamboo framing elements.
Some pictures illustrating the preparation of the reclaimed wood to be used for the Gable Home decking.
Some pictures illustrating the preparation of the reclaimed wood to be used for the Gable Home siding.
Some pictures illustrating the construction of a mock-up for the Gable Home. The purpose of the mock-up was to make sure the mechanical and electrical spaces worked correctly and had sufficient room.
Barn Siding Salvage
The barn siding shown here was salvaged during the deconstruction of a barn to be used as the siding of the Gable Home.