Fire Resistive Design / by John Q Ware

WARE provided the architectural and structural design services for this single-family home in Tiburon where fire resistive and non-combustible framing construction reduces fire and life safety risk. To see the finished project, click here.

 Steel and metal stud framing throughout with cement board sheathing.

Steel and metal stud framing throughout with cement board sheathing.

 Embers pose less risk to the green roof of drought-tolerant plants. Photovoltaic panels help meet energy demands sustainably, producing fewer CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming.

Embers pose less risk to the green roof of drought-tolerant plants. Photovoltaic panels help meet energy demands sustainably, producing fewer CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming.

 Full-story operable glass facades with fretted glass awnings that reduce solar gain while maximizing views. Concrete walls.

Full-story operable glass facades with fretted glass awnings that reduce solar gain while maximizing views. Concrete walls.