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[Cob] cob with buttressestms at northcoast.com tms at northcoast.com
Sat Feb 21 11:26:10 PST 2004
> > So, in building with anything--cob, bales, steel, wood, concrete, stone (I > remember reading about the invention of flying buttresses as a great > innovation)--we need to try to destress our building. +++++++++++++ Actually I believe the flying butress was a desperate solution to supporting a large wall to remove stresses. Mostly for those big churches in Europe. While I love them and the ones on the Notre Dame are gorgeous they came about after the technique of building was lost during the dark ages. The Pantheon built by the Romans is still a marvel, and the ability to make large spans was lost for 1,000 years, hence the buttresses solution. ( for a cool book o the subject read The Pillars of the EARTH" by Ken Follett..about the building of the cathedral (prolly ND, but not clear which, all about the hundreds of years of stone masonry problem solving and creativiy needed wrapped in a good human story about one builder ) Buttresses are beautiful, and if made of cob and sculpted creatively they could be part of an outdoor atrium, conservatory, special space to walk through and around. sounds cool to me!!. Kind of Gaudi-esque to image winged buttresses radiating from cob dewllings... Ms. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com http://www.papercrete.com
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