Michael Walch

Exploring Tectonics

Posted in Rates of Exchange: Amazon Studio by michaelwalch on 1 April, 2010

Some model studies of how to build a wall system with log cut-offs.  Other possible wasted materials are woodchips/sawdust and thin veneer strips which are too small to make dimensioned lumber.

The model is at 1/2″ = 1′-0″ scale (the wall would be about 20′ tall at full scale).  It is 12″ tall, 6″ wide, 3″ deep, made of bass wood.

There are 4 diameters of ‘logs’ from 9″ to 24″ – this is roughly what you’d expect from Amazonian timber.  The depths vary from 12″ to 24″ – 24″ is the maximum because logs are cut to length in 2′ increments.  The smaller the logs in the stack, the less light is let through, and vice-versa.  The larger diameters were really too bulky on their own within the 4′ (horizontal) space between vertical frames – they need more smaller pieces.

Projects informing my work:

The Dominus Winery by Herzon and DeMeuron

The Tokyo AirSpace by Thom Faulders

The Mortensrud Church by Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor


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