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MIT OpenCourseWare 4.500 Introduction to Design Computing Fall 200 8 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: .
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4.500 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATION Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture Designing Rain a Screen Nov 18, 2008 Assignment #8 This assignment is due on-line Tuesday, Nov 25 The aim of this assignment is to build a rain screen for the outside of your house of ½ cedar (simulated) or plywood that will be painted. We will supply the ½ masonite for prototyping & ½ plywood for the full scale example, the prototype (this assignment) is due in class November 25 th . Houses are sided of shingle, vinyl, wood clapboard, cedar and cement fiber board known as Hardi board. You have been asked to design a unique siding set of plywood. The siding will act as a rain screen, not a water resistant surface. A rain screen is a surface on the outside of a building that resists the hard damaging forces or rain and wet snow. It is not meant to completely repel water there is a vapor barrier behind the rain screen to prevent moisture from getting into the building. The reason you have been asked to design siding is that traditional wood shingles and clapboards take a very long time to install. The hope is that you will design a fast simple way to side the building that looks great.
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