Topping out of Hoxton Press The construction of two residential towers in Hackney, east London, has reached a significant milestone with the topping out of the second, storey tower. The lower, storey tower topped out in October with a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Hackney. The project, won as the result of a competition held in , was designed in collaboration with Karakusevic Carson Architects and is due to be completed in summer The project is helping to cross subsidise a wider masterplan allowing the Colville Estate to build a significant number of new council homes for social rent and shared ownership. In a conversation after the lecture, David Chipperfield and Rafael Moneo discussed whether it is possible to be optimistic about the future of architecture, the relevance of the architectural profession, and the ways in which architectural education might better understand history. The next Soane Annual Lecture will take place in Autumn The foundation, which developed out of a research project initiated by David Chipperfield in , aims to support holistic development in the area along the north coast of the Ria Arousa. Based in Ribeira, the foundation establishes an independent base of study and consultation and will carry out in-depth research to further develop recommendations for the sustainable development of the area, while protecting its natural environment and unique way of life. The organisers will now hold further discussions with all five design teams. Planned to be a venue for the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the main hall will seat 1, people while a smaller auditorium will seat
We know from iconography that there are several design elements that seem to be common, such as the fingerboard extending onto the soundboard and heart-shaped tuning pegs as seen in the instrument below. We are very experienced in building six-course lutes, a type which many modern lutenists gravitate towards, since their repertoire is felt by many to represent the most sublime achievement of the first flowering of the Renaissance.
The gut strings with which the instrument we made was fitted can be clearly seen in the close-up view of the rose.
Our green oak garages range from single storey car ports to substantial two storey oak framed buildings which can include a games room, gym or store. Just because a building is intended as a secure weather safe place to park your car, doesn’t mean it can’t be a stunning piece of natural architecture.
Why build an oak framed house? Building a house is probably one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Choosing to build with oak is a matter of personal taste. Oak belongs here – all over the UK, oak framed houses have stood proudly for centuries. Originally built using timber from dismantled ships, oak framed buildings have not lost their appeal. On the contrary, oak framed houses keep gaining greater popularity as time passes.
Renewing the crop in this way is actually healthier for the environment. Read more about the environmental impact of oak frame construction.
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Archaeologists have found timber framed homes in Britain dating back to the Mesolithic period over 10, years ago showing clear evidence of timber posts having been set in holes. What is the earliest known use of timber framing? By AD 50 Romans were building with dead straight lines, with posts being plumb and plates being level, using the same joints that we use today; particularly the ubiquitous mortice and tenon.
Techniques continued to develop; driven to some extent by tools improving with the development of metallic alloys from bronze, to iron, to steel. Bronze is not a material from which to make a saw, but steel is, so axes were replaced by saws as the primary means of shaping timber. By the Middle Ages timber framing was reaching its peak with the construction of such impressive buildings as the hammer-beam roof of Westminster hall illustrated here with its impressive clear span of 18m 60ft.
Traditional handcrafted oak framed buildings, made in Kent. Timber framed houses, porches, cart sheds, garages, log stores, barns, garden rooms, extensions.
The uncanny threshold is a concept derived from my personal experience of contemporary Australian architecture in the form of Lovett Bay House, the private home of architects Richard Leplastrier and Karen Lambert in New South Wales. This research argues that Lovett Bay House challenges Malpas’s view that the threshold is something that needs to be crossed, as a zone of transition, in order to be a threshold.
At Lovett Bay House, the absence of a conventional door, and the effective removal of the front wall, shifts the concept of the threshold as space of transition from inside to outside or vice versa to the threshold as a zone of habitation — a space in which one dwells. Within the zone of habitation it is argued that everyday experiences are made extraordinary through the simultaneous and overlapping space of the extended entranceway; the inside and outside experienced as one, and, what I have termed, the uncanny threshold.
It is the aim of this research to explore the physical entity and felt experience of the uncanny threshold through the pictorial space of painting. In the first instance, a genealogy of the threshold is developed, drawing on the sublime as a device in painting. Turner have been selected, each demonstrating a particular approach to the sublime and, hence, the threshold in painting. In the contemporary setting, works by Peter Doig, Karin Mamma Andersson and Jess MacNeil have been selected to explore the uncanny threshold in painting.
The key devices relevant to this research are described as a “twofold temporal movement” Grenier , p. Each of these works demonstrates an approach to the threshold, and provides a means through which I am able to develop and convey my own exploration of the threshold as a spatio-temporal threshold that houses the two in one.
This research draws upon three key aspects of the Modernist movement: The final methodology develops a series of incidents that work to emulate the overlapping and simultaneous concurrence of space found in the reveal zone of the threshold at Lovett Bay House.
It was started in by Peter I the Great in order to secure the approach to the river Neva, which Peter took from the Swedes. The first bastions of the fortress were constructed of earth-filled timber under the supervision of Peter and his Generals, who gave their names to the bastions. The fortress took over 20, labourers – many working with their bare hands to move the earth.
Oakwrights truly create timber framed buildings for today’s living – with oak frame design and oak home architecture that blends traditional and modern construction techniques, you can combine a traditionally jointed and pegged timber frame with all the comforts and benefits of a modern home.
Hydraulic Lime Mortar Geoffrey Allen This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction industry. It will prove invaluable for all building practitioners, contractors and tradesmen specifying or handling hydraulic lime on site. Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings R Ashton, P Swallow and D Watt This book provides a practical guide to measured buildings surveys with a special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings.
It will be of interest to all practitioners working in the field of conservation who need accurate surveys of buildings and small sites. Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone J Ashurst and F Dimes A comprehensive reference source for conservation providing theory and practical guidance combining the original two volumes. Volume 1 covers the historical use, geology, performance and deterioration mechanisms of stone as a building material.
Volume 2 covers the structural deterioration of stone masonry structures and their repair and conservation, including the use of mortars, consolidants, cleaning methods and other considerations. Chapters on specific issues are written by leading specialists in the relevant field. An invaluable reference source despite the monochrome photographs. The methods of assessment and investigation required prior to cleaning; types of soiling including biological, non biological and other staining; the characteristics of masonry substrates and the cleaning of metals and timber.
Selecting a cleaning method which doesn’t damage the fabric of the building, the merits and defects of the methods available, and the key to achieving success in each case. The removal of specific stains such as oil based and metallic stains, bird droppings, organic growths and paint and graffiti. How to select the right contractor.
12 buildings in use today that were around when King Richard III was on the throne
Longleat House Longleat has worked hard to create a reputation as a major family attraction, with a plethora of theme park activities and the world-famous safari park, but at its core the estate still revolves around the superb Elizabethan country house. The house stands as a splendid focal point in the acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Thynne finished his grand home in , shortly before his death.
Though the exterior maintains its exquisite Tudor facade, the interior has been much altered to follow the changing dictates of comfort and fashion. The great hall still boasts its Tudor hammer beam roof and carved fireplace, but the rest of the furnishings are Victorian. Much of the interior decoration is in opulent Italian style, modelled after estates in Venice and Genoa.
Oak is the best documented species because it was the one most widely used for the construction of timber-framed buildings in the past. By cross-matching the tree rings of historic timbers from existing buildings with the master chronology, dendrochronology laboratories are able to determine when the timbers were felled.
Las Posadas Origins of interior design The art of interior design encompasses all of the fixed and movable ornamental objects that form an integral part of the inside of any human habitation. It is essential to remember that much of what today is classified as art and exhibited in galleries and museums was originally used to furnish interiors. Paintings were usually ordered by size and frequently by subject from a painter who often practiced other forms of art, including furniture design and decoration.
Sculptors in stone or bronze were often goldsmiths who did a variety of ornamental metalwork. The more important artists had studios with assistants and apprentices and often signed cooperative work. Many architects also designed interiors, including the accessories—furniture, pottery, porcelain, silver, rugs, and tapestries. Paintings often took the form of cabinet pictures, framed to be hung on a wall in a particular position, such as over a door.
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In addition to the major venues at the Giardini and the Arsenale, and the many national pavilions scattered around the city, there are the ever increasing ancillary mega-exhibitions staged in spectacular palazzi by billionaire tycoons and art-loving luxury super-brands. In introductory interviews she emphasized her desire to spotlight artists over the more usual emphasis on the thematic and the curatorial, all while acknowledging the overwhelming pressure and urgency of issues on the planet.
Nonetheless my wife Jill and I saw flashes of brilliance everywhere. To this viewer however, the Italian Pavilion in the Giardini, now simply called the Central Pavilion, which has traditionally been the kick-off curatorial stage for the Biennale, was a significant disappointment.
“The most common misconception regarding oak frame homes is that they are beyond the ‘normal’ self builders’ budgets,” says Rupert Newman, author of Oak-Framed Buildings. “Although it is true to say that they are more expensive than a standard softwood frame building, they are comparable with any good quality construction technique.”.
This website provides an introduction to the cultural and natural landscape of Wood Creek, Oneida County, New York – one of the premier heritage areas of North America. An archive of over 1, document copies, including manuscript texts, historic maps, and early stereo air photographs, supported this study. A goal of the project was to identify previously unknown or undocumented archeological sites and to integrate these into regional resource management plans and initiatives.
These features may contain the following: During most of the 18th century, boats arriving at Fort Stanwix Rome were portaged to Wood Creek and then placed into the tiny channel of the creek below the dam of a mill pond. This pond was built by Dominick Lynch in the mid th century. This important site is now embedded in an area of urban development along Erie Boulevard at the west end of the City of Rome.
The location of the millpond and dam, at and north of Dominick Street, are still evident in the topography of the ground through which Wood Creek runs, and Wood Creek can still be seen passing under Erie Boulevard in a culvert. The stream bed was slightly realigned many years ago. Due to the wet ground at the landing, a wharf was built along the stream bank so that boats could be conveniently reloaded and reboarded in preparation for the journey west, as shown on the mid th century map rotated to match north.
The batteaux waiting on the stream bank can be seen.
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Straddling the Greensand escarpment and varying in altitude from over ft. Shaftesbury occupies a strong natural position, and the name suggests that it was from the beginning a fortified settlement. Local tradition, embodied in a stone inscription copied by William of Malmesbury, ascribes the foundation of the town to King Alfred in the year —more than a decade before the organisation of the chain of fortresses with which Alfred defended his frontiers against the Danes.
A fragment of this inscription, rediscovered in , shows, however, that it was carved during the period c.
Traditional timber framing is the method of creating framed structures of heavy timber jointed together with various joints, commonly and originally with lap jointing, and .
A good year for growth will be recorded by a wider ring in all trees affected, whatever their age, like an annual date stamp. The outermost ring records the year that the tree was felled. Dendrochronology, or ‘tree ring dating‘ as it is often known, can provide an invaluable insight into the history of a building by revealing the year in which the timbers used in its construction were felled. It was discovered early in the 20th century that trees of the same species in the same region displayed remarkably similar ring patterns across the tree trunk and in the end grain of timber beams.
Each year a tree gains another ring as it grows; the thickness of which depends on the amount of growth. In a year with ideal growing conditions, trees will produce a wider ring than in a year with poor conditions, and all the trees in the same region are likely to display the same general chronological growth pattern, despite any local ecological variations.
By plotting the relative thickness of these rings in a newly felled oak of say years old, a clearly identifiable sequence of variations will emerge like a date stamp for each period. By comparing variations in the first years growth ie the innermost rings with those of the last years growth ie the outermost rings of similar timber felled locally years ago, the match should be immediately apparent.
If the older timber retains its bark, the year that it was felled will be recorded by the outermost ring, the ring which was grown in the year that the tree was felled. Tree ring data for most areas of the country are now documented by master chronologies spanning hundreds of years, based on timbers of the same tree species, from the same region, with overlapping periods of growth. Oak is the best documented species because it was the one most widely used for the construction of timber-framed buildings in the past.
By cross-matching the tree rings of historic timbers from existing buildings with the master chronology, dendrochronology laboratories are able to determine when the timbers were felled. The appeal of dendrochronology as a dating tool is that it is objective and entirely independent of other evidence such as datable design features and documented information.