Warner loves the aesthetic of rainscreens as siding (as demonstrated by his work above), particularly when they're fashioned from locally sourced rough-sawn wood. For such projects, he uses VaproShield's WallShield, a breathable membrane that prevents water from penetrating the sheathing while allowing trapped moisture to escape. Ideally suited to rainscreens, it's designed, its maker claims, to reduce the risk of mold, mildew, and rot. VaproShield, 866.731.7663; www.vaproshield.com.


Alchemy Architects
geoffrey warner, aia
st. paul, minn.