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.