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Paimio Sanatorium Window - Aalto
"an image of simplicity always entails torturous solutions."
eduardo souto de moura
h&dem @ aufdemwolf
kahn @ exeter - travertine joint aligning w/ stair tread.
erwin heerich @ insel hombrich
beautiful project by jonek + dressler architekten. view lots of sexy minimal details photos in this news post.
also... not so minimal, but i love it as well...
I realize I'm a year late, but regarding the Pawson home's roof spans, Aldo is correct. No structural ridge, the rafters are simply tied by steel plates. It's not typical, but not uncommon, either. It's funny because I've done residential the past 7 years and it didn't even raise a red flag when I saw that cathedral ceiling. If you go into enough older homes, you will occasionally come across sagging 2x4 rafters that aren't tied at all, supporting snow loads... Scary...
ah. so sorry to be a numpty. but it would be great help if someone could advise on how to upload an image. clearly i have just tried and failed :(
replace your 04 with img.
but then the image must be on-line somewhere and the stuff between the [...] a link to it.
Aren't more or less most of these from 'Space Invading'?
its the other way around... the space invading images are from this thread
hema, interesting project.
here is a close up of that detail.
minimal details made space invading?!? awesome... we should publish an archinect book. paul?
thanks for putting it upt..
(more importantly..how did you do that..?)
Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos
nice find... that is pretty sexy.
I just saw this one today and really enjoyed it. Im guessing several of you also did...
lletdownl is that Shigeru Ban's new Pompidou Metz?
its actually from this project called Pomaranc Residence by an office called AOCR
not aware of any of their other work...this one is a bit schizophrenic... though i do love that orange...
I thoroughly recommend the Small Projects book referred to earlier in the thread.
sure a lot of you saw this one today as well, but i particularly loved this railing...
lletdown, where/who is/did the above staircase?
p2, it's artist Ann Hamilton, from here. It works really well next to the rough concrete, the way it bends to connect to the stair seems to allude to a more refined rebar.
Though it's a completely different connection detail;it reminded me of the stair in H&deM's Schwitter building:
so much more refined than schwitters. holy f*ck - nice post
i really really like the roughness of the wood planking... mmmmmmm....
NADAAA (nader tehrani), back bay residence
That takes us back to the Pawson roof. Some -- laymen, typically -- will not question what simply works. Only a woodworker would really appreciate, perhaps, what's involved in the railing support just above ? By the same token, only an architect might look at the Pawson detail and start to wonder.
As to the aligned screw slot, isn't it a matter, as well, of technique and technology ? That is, a properly tightened screw or bolt tells the mechanic when to stop turning. Aligning screw-head slots, in the absence of a nut hidden behind the scenes, isn't dependent on the aesthetics of the operator, but on the position of the threads on the shank. Fine threads make it possible to align heads without compromising tightness . . .
If both slots are "misaligned" we think less of the outcome than if (as in the photo) one is aligned and one not. A good solution: the Philips or hex head ?
. . . that is, hex drive socket head, I guess. And I should have said, "Fine threads make it MORE possible to align heads without compromising tightness . . ."
yeah, with the square drives, i don't seem to notice directionality as much...
here is a recent favorite of mine... its a different sort of detail then yours holz, but i still think its a great moment...
hooray for this thread still kicking!
Uno Tomoaki from various houses
Back to the screws issue... Is it just me, or is the bent flat plate just rather badly done? I find a bend that has begun to kink distinctly off putting. Perhaps the misaligned screws were on purpose to throw us off the scent?
ospedale giovanni xxiii chapel
These Dean -- if you mean the concavity of the outer surface at the bend, one could point out that the metal is doing what it "wants" to do, barring a restraint that would have prevented that curl from occurring. I agree that a kink -- a sudden change in shape, indicating either sloppy workmanship and/or an incipient material failure, would be unforgivable . . .
These matters are vital in the discussion of craft, and its effect on the work of the architect and his deputies. Carry on !