Friday, November 14, 2008

Completed views Shower

The structure was complete 3 1/2 days !!  A lot of muddy foundation digging. Some scary moments pushing up the first truss. Overall a fun time.  We have many more pictures to share and will be putting them  up soon.  Im writing  from a motel in the Berkshires between our visit to Hancock Shaker village and Mass MOCA.  Chris

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

massage 3d

first attempt at site collage

Latest renders

this site  is ready  thanx to Thad  and Moss.

Model studies

Monday, November 03, 2008

bracing.  the trusses are 3 feet apart at the bench end.

structure 3ds

The Massage trusses are higher in a series to give a vaulted ceiling.  Trusses are the most efficient way of using timber as they are braced triangles the members can be quite small using less wood.  The massage is more like gothic cathedral space so it might be the "cathedral of massage"?  There is a loose mushroom like shape with the sloped roof and small base with diagonal bracing under.
Here are 3 d renders of structure for the shower which is a series of trusses radiating around a connection to the rock.  


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Shower Shroom

More detail emerging for the shower shroom.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Shower Shroom

Focus on shower.  Here is rock location.  Build on end of rock  with rock wall behind shower.  Curved screen wall outside edge.