The structure is essentially a single wythe true brick cavity wall construction. Walls are insulated with closed cell spray foam insulation in both dome cavity and walls exceeding average R-36 for walls and R-54 for roofs. The pillared portico with inset drop down screens provides a quantum of shadow from the south; while the west and south west is completely closed in. The temple is designed with materials keeping an 80-100 year lifespan in mind
Building a project for less than $320 per sf in California with true brick, stone, cast stone, and also maintaining the highest energy standards. The structure is designed for a seismic performance ability greater than required by code. Due to the much higher designed R values in walls , roof, thermal mass, orientation etc, we estimate this structures exceeds code performance between 35-42%.
CSA Partners Ltd.