In Florida, Caplow Manzano designs first WELL-certified residence

Picture a house with no drywall and no visible wiring or ductwork. Rather, the plumbing and electrical systems are tucked away out of sight and accessed behind attractive wood paneling. The house you’re picturing is CM1, the first WELL-certified residence and a prototype for an innovative construction method dubbed “hypostruction” by its architects. The house was designed in Miami’s Silver Bluff neighborhood by architect-developer firm Caplow Manzano, a Miami office founded by Ted Caplow and Nathalie Manzano. It was part of a pilot program from the International WELL Building Institute, the organization behind the WELL Building Standard certification program.

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