Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, USA
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Topo House used a CNC fabricated black anodized-aluminum exterior while VaproShield membranes offer flexibility which can be used with multiple cladding, concrete panels and siding. (Photo courtesy of John J. Macaulay)
In May 2014, the Topo House was recognized as House of the Month in the critically-acclaimed magazine, Architectural Record. VaproShield’s vapor permeable breathable air barrier membrane was used in a rain screen design behind concrete fiber board while the cladding helped to complement the outback spirit of the hill-hugging landform fixed within the rolling hills of rural Wisconsin.
VaproShield breathable membranes were installed behind the specially-designed suspended concrete panels, which allow air flow and prevents moisture intrusion, reducing the risk for mold or mildew growth. Topo House also used a CNC fabricated black anodized-aluminum exterior while the VaproShield membranes offer exceptional flexibility to be used with multiple cladding, concrete panels and siding.
VaproShield’s eco-friendly product principal aligns perfectly with the criteria that was set for materials used for the house as they are 100% recyclable, have zero VOC’s and require no primer for application. Built on ecological and long-lasting materials, Topo House is able to withstand severe weather conditions and temperature oscillations, truly making it a “house for life.”
VaproShield was proud to contribute and be a part of the making of this iconic building.