Monday, October 26, 2009

Rainwater Greenhouse - Update

Getting cobby!

the lovely Amit Chertoff, joins in for a day, just before heading back to Israel

Ethan is at home in the garden

Prepping bottles for more cob

reclaimed tile, thrift store grout, and tumbled broken bottle chips
create the potting surface
workshop participants get dirty with light straw clay
and base coat plasters
even old time friend, Max Edelson, stops by to get muddy for the afternoon
Lawrence is a pro at this rate, and helps teach the mixing techniques
Oiling the cut-face of the urbanite wall makes it really beautiful!

A little bit of bamboo conceals a less than perfect plaster detail
The main entrance begs you to enter
Chinking at all possible points of infiltration

Rainwater Greenhouse - From the Sketchbook

A sample of the sketches that moved this project along.
Started the design work in May.
Notice how the design changed (for the better) up until construction started in mid July.
Basically the 'final design'
Passive solar strategies and structural details finally sorted out.