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Tom



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I agree with the guys who think it's a great cabinet.
SDR, what year did you do this?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks; it was 2011.

Here's a structure that would look good at night ?


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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed that the link at the top of this thread was useless for finding the intended article; I've linked to the correct page.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An elegant form, in plan and elevation. Is the roof boards or diamond shingles...I'm assuming a lattice effect is created.
Your drawings have a wonderful line quality.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. The section shows boards arrayed at right angles to the planes. Here's a study I made after the drawing, in which boards pass each other
rather than intersecting -- not the ideal condition, perhaps. In another solution the major rafters would pass over or under minor ones on each face . . .

Glazing could be individual panes or longer strips, depending largely (bigly ?) on the form selected. Thus, the term "basket house."


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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It occurs to me that the three faces of that pyramid could be treated differently, to accept or occlude light variously -- the northern face(s)
presumably admitting more direct sunlight than the southern one(s) -- by adjusting the widths of the members accordingly.


Here are contemporaneous (1998) elaborations of the envelope. There's something of the Jorgine Boomer house, here, I guess . . .





en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorgine_Boomer

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier "basket house" explorations:















Work following the pyramidical design:














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DRN



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The basket concept is enticing...so many possibilities.
Weathering of a structure of this design might become an issue with the exposed end grains, a dense wood like ipe, teak, or locust may be best...or copper flashing may cap vulnerable bits. It would look great as an open trellis too. Built on a large scale in a plaza of CorTen perhaps?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are beautiful drawings, all the more charming because they are hand drawn in this day of computerized everything.

The vibe of that interior space reminds me of Kalil and Turkel.






And also, rather obliquely, of a cemetery by Aldo Rossi I visited in Italy in the 80's when it was all the rage.

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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, thanks for that. The Rossi cemetary, so-called (isn't there a name for this building type ?) is a favorite, and one we brought up very recently in another
context, I think -- what was that ?

Yes, Dan -- why not ? Or steel over stone ? An acre or more of granite setts, around and within the tent's haunches ? Maybe there is glass or other
translucent material, at least some panels made operable . . .

Oh, I forgot this; another study model thrown together, of mahogany scrap, to see how a different and simpler basketwork might look like, and work:





The cube, like the square, is divine; the extension of either or both gives us the cube/checkerboard/lattice, endlessly pregnant with possibility -- as Mr Wright and others long ago perceived ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Columbarium.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I'm sure I had Rossi's columbarium in my cranium when I did the Cubewall study. Likewise, Wright's Usonian Automatic work informed the later
Basket House sketches and models. Raster, raster, who wants a raster; 3D raster an obvious and inevitable development of the lowly checkerboard ?

Issues of thermal performance are not addressed in the initial work; I suppose an inner and an outer shell, perhaps of different materials, would likely have to
be a part of the recipe. Note that my Cubewall is assembled from C-shaped units, alternately oriented vertically and horizontally. These sections might be
chopped-off pieces of some extruded material(s); as in all of construction, it's the joints which provide the most challenging problems.

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