streda, 18. augusta 2010

3rd day

I am very grateful we are such a numerous group, there are a lot of tedious tasks that get done in one day. Filling bags with foam glass REFAGLASS is surely one of them:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


And more sharpening of sticks is needed - all done with a smile:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


The wood is protected with diluted linseed oil:
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Of course the main task was to finish the first vaults. Here is the last straw bale missing - two boards are helpful to let it slide in.

From Strawbale Dome Minke


The building is very precise, and everything fits well - at least after the last peice had been cut 4 times...

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Some pushing is still necessary:

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And a proper hammer is always of good use...

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The vaults are then strapped down - for tensile strength in case of pointed loads...

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After removing the form work - finished load bearing vault.

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Standing on the top of the vault - not budging at all:

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Happy participants cheering:

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Everything is harder when you do it at the wrong time - the airtightness paper should have been in before the bale vault was built. But after some effort, we got what we needed.

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Edo with a custom made tool to stuff gaps between straw bales:

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The food is great every day, today even the non-vegetarians got some meat - duck!

From Strawbale Dome Minke


A Q&A session with Gernot Minke in the evening:

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Four vaults got built today. Tomorrow we start building the dome...

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