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Live and Work Units

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More examples of conventional designs using the CRCS.

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Live and Work Units

  1. 1. Live and Work unitsOption shown to build using CRCS (Concrete Rib Construction System)PATENT PENDING APPLICATION NUMBER 12/583,952 Eugenio Aburto, AIA-E Phone 760 610 1065 aburtoeugenioarch@hotmail.com
  2. 2. EUGENIO S. ABURTO ARCHITECT EXPRESSLY RESERVES HIS COMMONLAWCOPYRIGHT AND OTHER APPLICABLE PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THIS BROCHURE.THESE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE NOT TO REPRODUCE, CHANGED , OR COPIED INANY FORM OR MANNER WHATSOEVER, NOR THEY TO BE ASSIGNED TO ATHIRD PARTY WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINED THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENTAND PERMISSION OF THE ARCHITECT. IN THE EVENT OF UNAUTHORIZEDREUSE OF THESE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR A THIRD PARTY, THE THIRD PARTY SHALLHOLD THE ARCHITECT HARMLESS, AND SHALL BEAR THE COST OF THEARCHITEC’S LEGAL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH DEFENDING AND ENFORCINGTHESE RIGHTS.THIS BROCHURE AND ILLUSTRATIONS ARE AND SHALL BE REMAIN THEEXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OFEUGENIO S. ABURTO.
  3. 3. LIVE and WORK The dependence on oil has created the need to seek other sources of energy. Meanwhile it is wiser to reduce our use of petroleum products such as gasoline. Driving to work is eliminated when all you have to do is go downstairs to be at the work place. Live and Work condo units can be easily produced because the CRH system is ideal for the mass production required by such developments. Photovoltaic elements will serve besides to “fill the tank” of the automobiles likely to be soon available in the market for everybody owning one.CRCS – Concrete Rib Construction SystemThe CRCS is a powerful invention to produce buildings in amassive fashion using form work to pour in place concretewhich results in great savings in labor cost.CRCS is based on the T-beam shape used to handle largespans with a minimum of concrete and steel for exteriorwalls and roofs which have encased rigid insulation of anydesired R value.At right a photo of the forming which includes theinsulation and the reinforcement.And a T-beam sketch showing the basic elements: rib tohandle tension an compression stress, and the flangewhich protects the insulation from fire and acts as adiaphragm to resist shear stress.Foundation, walls and roof in CRCS together creates amonolithic structure capable of resisting natural disasters C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 1
  4. 4. The units are similar but differ by the use of concrete walls 6 thick (walls shared by two contiguous units). In the rendered groundfloor shows an end unit, with a shared common wall. 6 in common wall This sample shows a possible musical store, Stairs to mezzanine but is applicable to any business or office of professional practice. Store front windows 2 double doors entries to the store Garage, storin g and laundry C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 2
  5. 5. Detail corner showing one entry double door, the cashier station, merchandise for sale, the top of the stair.The interior face of the walls are ready to be gyp board walled showing the encased insulation, except one in thegarage/store area to show the appearance after dry wall applied – the CRCS system buildings looks no different to thetraditional framed walls - Top of door to the powder room for clients convenience. C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 3.
  6. 6. This is an areal view of the ground floor with the concrete slab mezzanine in place and shows the stair in its stairs well C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 4.
  7. 7. For clarity first the rendering shows the two bedrooms, the stairs going to the roof garden is shown. The two closets one for each bedroom and the shared bathroom with doors to each bedroom. The bedroom’s walls shown the drywall in place and painted, as traditional. At right a detail of the shared bathroom of the bedrooms with the door of bedroom number one shown., some walls removed for clarity. C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 5
  8. 8. At right detail of the living room, thekitchen area with hard floor for theservice work, also in the bottom right ofthe sketch partial of dining area in theforeground the stair going to the roofgarden are shown.The low walls and windows to completethe façade are shown with no drywallboard applied to show the encased rigidinsulation characteristic of the CRCSsystem. These two views are showing the dining area, the one at left has the door of bedroom one and the start of the stair, the view at right shows the guardrail wall facing the store area. The opening of the living and dining areas to the store makes it convenient for the store owner to rest pleasantly when there are not costumers in the store. Installing a stair lift can be easily done if it is the owner’s desire. C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 6
  9. 9. At right an overview of the slanting roof covered withsolar panels to provide for electric power for the unitneeds and to “fill the tank” of the future electric car.Also the green area for landscaping or growingvegetables to have a fresh salad when wished.A concrete built-in spa to enjoy the sky view in relaxingwarm water. A terrace area to have a table andseating to have snacks and a cup of coffee. At left a detail of the terrace and spa, the door to the stairs well is shown at right of the picture C:UserseugenioDocumentsbasics of the CRCSlive and work brochure page 7

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