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Parabolic Stress-Skin Home, Structures and Walls

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Butress and Arch2009 viewsThis is an example of how the wall is stabilized. These butresses are also hollow but function just as well as a solid concrete one would.
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Sea Shell Windows Outside2550 viewsSeashell sculpture in windows on North East side to difuse indirect light into the upstairs room.
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Nicho3248 viewsThese Nicho's Provided stability but it should not be assumed that plastering the underside of these is quick and easy for a plaster crew. The topside portion of these details should be plastered by reaching inside the wall through an opening.
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Bench Butress Supports2290 viewsThis bench and butress were designed to provide axel load reinforcing for the long straight walls to protect the wall from high winds.
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Start of Wall with Tirrolessa2500 viewsSpraying the wall with the hopper sprayer turned out to be difficult with the ultra low water mix design (0.23 water/cement ratio). The mix became too hard to smooth just after a pass was made. The air flowing past the mix seem to cause it to set up immediately. Plastering by hand seemed easier with this mix.
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Fluid Shape2871 viewsThis wall was filled with 25 tons of glass before the surface shells were applied. The nice distortions on the surface were caused by heavy glass getting stuck on the remesh blocks that were layed in laterally instead of vertically. The lateral blocks restricted the size of the openings for the glass to fall and the armature bowed outward under the weight because their were long horizontal runs that had no cross tension supports. All good though. This wall is now the focus of a big mural project.
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Small Decorative Wall2092 viewsThis wall built for Marty Appley in Silver city exhibits several curves a bench and southwest/aztec style stepping in the architecture.
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Studio, Steps and Porch2309 viewsRecently finished project. The steps, grado and porch cover are ferrocement thinshell forms. The walls on the studio are stress-skin or thinshell sandwich walls that are hollow inside.

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outside arch address.jpg
Archway entry2320 viewsThese Arches a very solid and easy to make. They are also hollow but get their extra rigidy because of their thickness.Jul 12, 2006
outside seashells.jpg
Sea Shell Windows Outside2550 viewsSeashell sculpture in windows on North East side to difuse indirect light into the upstairs room. Jul 12, 2006
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Home3007 viewsThis is the stress-skin construction home I did in 2003. Jul 12, 2006
nicho truck.jpg
Nicho3248 viewsThese Nicho's Provided stability but it should not be assumed that plastering the underside of these is quick and easy for a plaster crew. The topside portion of these details should be plastered by reaching inside the wall through an opening.Jul 12, 2006
park glass wall.jpg
Fluid Shape2871 viewsThis wall was filled with 25 tons of glass before the surface shells were applied. The nice distortions on the surface were caused by heavy glass getting stuck on the remesh blocks that were layed in laterally instead of vertically. The lateral blocks restricted the size of the openings for the glass to fall and the armature bowed outward under the weight because their were long horizontal runs that had no cross tension supports. All good though. This wall is now the focus of a big mural project.Jul 12, 2006
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Strong Corner2376 viewsThese shorter stretches of wall needed no exterior supports because of the supporting corner and short spans of straight wall.Jul 12, 2006
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Curve Armature2689 viewsThese long Stress-Skin Curves are provide more stability over a longer stretch than sharp corners.Jul 12, 2006
bench butress clay stove.jpg
Bench Butress Supports2290 viewsThis bench and butress were designed to provide axel load reinforcing for the long straight walls to protect the wall from high winds.Jul 12, 2006