Material = Douglas Fir from Montage noir, transported to Rivel
Left for 6 months then stripped of bark
Each maison fabrique sur measure
Picture = 180 sq m
8 months to assemble with electrical ducts in the wood
Client supplies windows and doors,
Disassembled and transported to site on camion
Furthest – 800 km foothills of the Alps
Takes 2 months to reassemble on concrete base prepared by client. Ll gaps filled with sheep / lamb’s wool
Timber treated for insects prior to assembly.
Sections are jointed and no pins used. Timber totally dried and settled uniformly after 3 years
Grass roof / terre, on top of birch supports which form an impermeable roof
The weight of the roof keeps the wood locked together no other mechanism used.
The timber is approx 300mm diameter. The unique property of wood is that the interior walls are at ambient temp of indoors. The ext walls are ambient outdoors.
No convection currents