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Traction Architecture beach house Florida concrete hurricane proof cypress

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Originally appeared in Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
on December 19, 2013
Traction Architecture beach house Florida concrete hurricane proof cypress
Located off the great room, this exterior porch—subtracted from the main volume and therefore protected from bad weather—is also clad in locally milled cypress. "We chose cypress because of its history as a chief building material in the region’s earliest structures," explains Beck. "It contains a natural oil called cypressene, which deters insects and resists mold and mildew, making it an ideal wood for Florida’s hot, humid climate."

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