Structural Concept

At first glance the structure may appear complicated but is in effect a simple post and beam goal post arrangement, set at the appropriate angle to accommodate roof and wall panel junctions. The structural post and beam frame would be erected on screw pile foundations. Wall, floor and roof panels would sit in between or on the framework.

This sketch is a layout showing the position of floor and clerestory beams.

Post and Beam Structure

This perspective view shows the position of the post and beam in relation to the roof, floor and walls. Note that there is a vertical member supporting the beams even though the wall panels are an irregular shape.

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Screw Pile Foundation

The posts and beams would be manufactured off site from locally sourced Douglas Fir or Larch. The timber would not be in direct contact with the ground but would be preservative treated. This sketch illustrates a typical section through the clerestory and a connection with the screw pile foundation.

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