Spring Week 11

This week we visited Marion, Al to see Kenworthy Hall also known as Carlisle Hall.  It was built around 1860 and is one of the most well preserved asymmetrical Italian Villa style homes by Robert Upjohn.  It is the only surviving Italian Villa by Robert Upjohn that was designed for the southern climate and culture.  The house has a massive brick structure and a tower that is four stories high.  We first walked around the exterior of the home in order to get a sense of the plan and then proceeded to walk through the interior.  Our professor had us sketch the floor plan of this large home’s asymmetrical plan.

The dry wall got dropped off and set up for installation. 

Putting up the walls of Ree's Home

The MEP team finished all the wiring and plumbing lines so the rest of the insulation could go in the walls and the sheetrocking could ensue.  

Putting up the walls
Placing cinderblocks
Working on the walls

The siding team began putting flashing around the edges of the home.  Flashing is a barrier that keeps water from going places it does not belong.  It is put on the bottom edge near the foundation, on the corners, around doors, and along the underside of the roof where the truss meets the top of the  wall. They also worked on putting up the rigid insulation, the barrier that goes on the house after the housewrap and before the metal siding.  It typically sits on the drip edge or the flashing at the bottom of the wall. To test how all the layers of the wall would go on together we mocked up a corner of a wall.