It is a clear day, perfect for exploring the outer reaches of Edinburgh’s New Town. A warm feeling of belonging, of familiarity bred over decades of visits, since childhood. 63 more words
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Kenneth Frampton considers Tectonics not only as a “mere disclosure of the construction technique, but, rather, its expressive potential. Tectonics acquires a truly artistic character to the extent that it amounts to a poetics of construction… The inevitable ground nature of a building has a character so tectonic and tactile as scenic and visual, although none of these attributes denies its spatiality. 7 more words
The builder should work hard during the design phase to secure a complete and accurate set of plans.
This process involves sketching posts and beams in three dimensions to see if everything aligns and fits…looking for dimensioning errors by adding up dimensions across a page…checking that mechanical items such as fireplaces, furnaces, water heaters, and vent ducts all fit…checking stair headroom clearances…and analyzing the plans using the building company’s historical debugging checklist. 353 more words