10 August 2014

Behind architecture

Perfect weather...
ok I was busy last week so photos for this entry was taken before the typhoon reached Japan.
But isn't it beautiful!

Lets look at things we don't normally pay attention to when we drool over architecture...

notches in the footing beams are to allow flexibility in services ductwork under floor. Yes it adds to the construction cost, but considering how long a building will need to last, flexibility takes priority.

If you look hard enough, under the plastic covers the footings are lined with blue foam board insulations, ensuring temperature is not transmitted via structure and reduce efficiency of air-conditioning hence adding to environmental cost.

stair being casted in the last entry was already in use

formwork already up for next round of concrete pour.
Rigorous reinforcement throughly checked with tolerance of 2mm maximum.

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