|Scale model 1:100|
Reciprocating roofs are self supported structures the most famous is the one used in roundhouses , but there was no possibilities for a roundhouse as the space in between the path and the fence was more like a triangle and there was a massive glass south facing already in place. So looking on internet I saw a chinese bridge also a reciprocating structure and then made a model based on the surface I could use and the front glass it was a very strange shape. Then I decided to make a real scale model and test it , I just got a load of 2 by 4 from Mariela Bocanegra .
With the model and the test placed in my workshop I invited Tracy to take a look and she fell in love with the idea .
|The real scale model test Mike couldn't wait to go up , it did feel really strong.|
|The walls of the old structure and the two long windows where the last ray of light will fade in summer.|
|Ana sticking together the bottles|
|The metallic flashings ara steel and aluminium beer cans|
|Shelf made out a piece of old ship and mirror from a slice of a roten tree.|
|The three front side windows made out of glass from a display cabinet was a really ingeneered work thank to the rain that was giding me on the leaky bits everything worked out|
|After a week or two of 40 mph winds and rain finally could start with the lime render|
|The lime did stick to the glass bottles incredibly well , unlike cement that washes off as it doesn't bond to glass.|
I have started the interior making the bed and finishing the walls .
The wood was treated with a mix of natural oils and waxes the smell was wonderful .Ana has started the last bits of lime render it is incredible how lime sticks to wet cob certainly those materialsl are made for each other as Guy the cob expert said .