Loft-style residence housed in metal building
Scope: The 3,188-square-foot
(296-m2) ETW Caretaker Residence in Waukesha, Wis., utilized a
metal building, roof and walls from Oklahoma City-based Star
Details: Star Building supplied its
SSB and SWE structural systems for the metal building, which were
used to blend in with a pre-existing Star Building that houses a
manufacturing business. Star also supplied its StarShield Roof
System in Aluminum-Zinc and StarMark in Almond for the walls.
Splitface CMU block, stone-faced masonry and tinted glass in
aluminum framing were used in addition to the StarMark system.
added to give character to the front of the residence. Conventional
construction was used for an elevated office/workout room, which
utilized the StarMark panels, that was constructed on a precast
deck spanning above an outside patio. Load-bearing steel studs were
used to support Z purlins to create a single-slope roof that sloped
the opposite direction as the main structure.
Designed with an
open, or loft, concept, the building interior utilized exposed
steel beams, steel railings, stained concrete floors and high open
ceilings. In-floor heat was installed to make the interior space
remain cozy during the cooler months. The three bedroom, two-bath,
two-car garage residence is an addition to a 20,000-square-foo
(1,858-m2) manufacturing and office building. The garage is
complete with an additional20- by 20-foot (6-m) storage area and
dog shower. The garage walls were lined with Star's liner
Praire Lights Architecture Inc., Milwaukee,was the architect; LMC
Inc., New Berlin, Wis., was the builder; and Steve's
Construction,Milwaukee, was the steel erector.
Sustainability: The project utilized
6-inch (152- mm) fiberglass batt insulation from Therm-All
Insulation, Columbus, Wis., on all metal roof and wall areas.
Additionally, steel studs were used on the interior and 6-inch
unfaced batt insulation was added to those areas.
Star Building Systems, www.starbuildings.com
Therm-All Insulation, www.therm-all.com