piatok, 27. augusta 2010

11th day - visitors day

Today was visitors day - too bad nobody thought about taking pictures... about 70 people came for a visit, and 60 people stayed for the presentation.

Yesterday evening Zuzana organized a Slovak dance evening - lot's of fun but exhausting:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Participants trying the steps...

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A round dance for everybody:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


In the morning we started to build in the sensors - we managed to put in all the important ones before the infills were finished with the gravel/clay mix. Here laid out before installation:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


We put the cables in the outside clay, making a hole for the sensor. Sensors we built into the clay or foam glass were wrapped in a facade textile that is open to vapors but protects against dust and clay. Most important will be the measurements in the last few cm of straw:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Catching the cables thrown up to the skylight - not possible to walk on wet clay:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Sitting in the skylight...no structural problems.

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Last changes to the slope - the curvature is nearly final, so it has to be done right:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


In the afternoon there was strong rain pouring down, but before we finished early a lot of material got moved. Lot's of strong hands:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


The slopes are nearly finished and are nicely shaping up:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


With a clay layer the surface looks nearly finished.

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Tomorrow there is still some more that needs to be filled in, and the clay plaster has to be finished on the outside. On the inside the domes needs to be smoothened - but maybe we are bringing in too much moisture. It does dry slowly in this rainy weather....

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