In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 13, February/March 2012: Behind the Walls.
The finished walls inside a home hide an array of infrastructure that we use every day and yet never see. Examples of systems which are largely invisible include fire sprinklers, water pipes, plumbing valves, waste lines, vents, gas pipes, data cables and electrical wiring for lighting, appliances and outlets. Installation of these items is completed after framing.
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Michael Sylvester is a writer who lives in both Los Angeles and an aisle seat, preferably in the exit row. On his pilgrimage to Dan Rockhill's Studio 804 in Lawrence, Kansas, to see its fabled prefab projects, he was feeling a bit self conscious being a Left Coast vegetarian in steak country. "In addition to their cool prefabs, there was a great vegan restaurant downtown. Who doesn't enjoy mixing good architecture with good food?" he says.
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