rene.dalmeijer rene.dalmeijer at hetnet...
Mon Apr 12 14:37:21 CEST 2004


My first question why are you building in SB? If the house is going to be 
so big anyway whats the point? I am sure it would have some nice spaces in 
it but I am unsure of what your design brief is for the house. Big and 
complex does not equate to sustainable. I also have the impression the 
building would require a serious structure with the curved floating roof 
structure making it relatively unsuitable for SB. Because the structure 
will create severely concentrated point loads making it quite unsuitable 
for SB construction.

The spreading loads of the huge shallow arch can not be taken up by the SB 
end walls. The arch would need some form of ties to prevent the spreading 
loads transferring into the end walls.

I also have many other considerations I think you should think about or 
reconsider like the amount of glass which is far to great for thermal comfort.

At 07:36 AM 4/12/04, you wrote:
>On a different note, I'm now tinkering with DesignWorshopLite and have come
>up with this idea
>odid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/aleric31 for my dream house. It'll
>be post and beam with strawbale in fill, oh and a lot of glass too. I did
>wonder about semi self supporting à la Amazon Nails, but I figured with that
>much unsupported roof span the outward stresses on the walls would be too
>much. Anyone got an ideas?

Rene Dalmeijer

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