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Guess the Architecture! for 4/25/2017

Posted April 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this building?

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04/25/2017 2:11 PM

No. It's about as appealing as the mud fence style rammed earth homes.

Hammered fork is the style, right?

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04/25/2017 3:06 PM

The sliding wall glass house. I can't say where it is because this stupid internet filter at work won't let me go to the site.

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04/25/2017 3:11 PM

Is this the one you mean?

(the 'Sliding House' in Suffolk, UK)

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04/25/2017 3:18 PM

No, it can't be that one, the one in the line drawing has the distinct odor of Worchestershire sauce being cooked.

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04/25/2017 4:33 PM

The one you put up is "Little Glass House on the Prairie"

It was really popular for the first few years, then the folks that lived there started throwing stones.

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04/26/2017 2:19 PM

...and undressing at night with the lights on!

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04/25/2017 4:36 PM

Yep, that's the one!

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04/25/2017 5:38 PM

I've toyed with the idea of a sliding barn that would cover a swimming pool during cold or inclement weather. Not that I have plans to build it, but just an idea. The barn could be left in place for 'dry' activities on a tile floor or concrete slab or roll it over the pool for 'wet fun' when the weather is nasty.

I'm certain I'm not the first to ponder how to do this. You could have barn doors that open so the building clears the diving board, rails, etc. Most that I have seen are more or less sliding glass enclosures. Some of the challenges would be the electrical service and if you wanted running water in "the barn" and of course sewer.

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04/25/2017 5:14 PM

Garden House by Caspar Schols

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04/25/2017 5:25 PM

Yes, I think you found it.

Good find. G.A.

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04/25/2017 5:27 PM

Well done mate.

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04/26/2017 6:35 AM

The Eagle does it again!

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04/26/2017 6:42 AM

..So to use the fireplace the house has to be opened?

... No wait.. I see the half moon escutcheons​ where the wall splits..

I still think the stack should extend another 10' +/-..

But without attachment points​ you must go with form over function.

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05/01/2017 10:58 AM

Does this image help explain its functionality?

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05/01/2017 11:08 AM

Still seems a bit drafty, but OK for spring, summer, mummer, and some part of autumn.

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05/01/2017 11:13 AM

I would tend to agree with you. It is worth keeping in mind they probably never intended for their shed to be a true living space, more of an extension of the 3-season "outdoor room" idea.

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05/01/2017 10:58 AM

SolarEagle was right on the money this week. This week’s building is the Garden House by Caspar Schols. Schols designed the shed for his mother, so she could host dinner parties, give her grandchildren a stage for their impromptu theater performances, paint, and meditate—all within one space. Schols described his goal as “a design with a lot of flexibility, if possible a design that has the flexibility of clothes. You should be able to get away with changing the layers of the house almost as easily as changing clothes when desired.”

The garden house sits on the edge of a pond and is constructed almost entirely of douglas fir, with the obvious exceptions of the glass structure and metal roof. The wooden outer walls are set on runners, and the inner glass walls are also capable of being wheeled inward and outwards to create different layouts.

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05/03/2017 5:05 PM

Decades ago, I worked on a construction project that built a building which (operated) similarly to this one, but became the tallest building in the County, at that time . It was over 28 Metres tall. Because it was (self-propelled), that project was classified as a ''machine'', and as such, circumvented several Building Code requirements. Was this (adjustible-length)-house subject to the Mechanical Code, or to the Building Code?...

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05/04/2017 8:35 AM

They have counties in Antarctica?

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05/04/2017 3:36 PM

Not even the right continent...

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05/04/2017 4:26 PM

Your machine sounds "creepy".

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05/04/2017 5:00 PM

Sounds like we have a candidate for next week's "Guess the Architecture!"

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