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Inventive use of whole trees in these owner/designed/built structures.

Sol y Barro: the reciprocal roof

I carefuly crafted this scaled model to give me the sense, angles and proportion of a reciprocal roof. I really could not resist to study t.

Plan drawing of the reciprocal timber arrangement of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House spire from English Historic Carpentry by CA Hewett, Phillimore (1980, p.258)

Plan drawing of the reciprocal timber arrangement of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House spire from English Historic Carpentry by CA Hewett, Phillimore

The reciprocal frame, aka Mandala roof, has been used since the 12th century in Chinese & Japanese architecture. Villard de Honnecourt produced sketches showing similar designs in the 13th century & similar structures were also used in the chapter house of Lincoln Cathedral. The reciprocal roof was independently developed by Graham Brown in 1987 & is becoming a popular roof construction technique for eco self-build community & particularly for modern roundhouses.

The reciprocal frame, aka Mandala roof, has been used since the 12th century in Chinese & Japanese architecture. Villard de Honnecourt produced sketches showing similar designs in the 13th century & similar structures were also used in the chapter house of Lincoln Cathedral. The reciprocal roof was independently developed by Graham Brown in 1987 & is becoming a popular roof construction technique for eco self-build community & particularly for modern roundhouses.

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