The lemonade stand : exploring the unfamiliar by building large-scale models / Maurice Mitchell.

by Mitchell, MauriceLooking glass; National Centre for Alternative Technology.

Publisher: Machynlleth : Centre for Alternative Technology Publications, 1998.Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 25cm.ISBN: 1902175778.Subject(s): Communal building | Vernacular architecture Earth buildings Stone buildings Tropical houses Tropical boats Wooden joints
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the western world, the relationship between house, home and builder has mostly been severed, removing us from the attachment many peoples derive from making buildings. THE LEMONADE STAND offers a guide to building your own home or shelter in one of many styles from around the world, in the process understanding more about how buildings are informed by climate, materials, tradition, and technology. It is the ideal 'learning-by-building' guide for self-builders, designers, and development workers.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Simulation and modelling set in a larger context (p. 1)
  • About the book (p. 1)
  • Culture, climate, technology and building form (p. 3)
  • The mangle of human and material agency (p. 6)
  • Recognition and precedent studies (p. 7)
  • Educational exploration using simulation, analogy and modelling (p. 15)
  • Chapter 1. Earth and stone enclosures (p. 17)
  • Programme (p. 17)
  • Process (p. 18)
  • Thick walled vaulted cell (p. 18)
  • Gabion plinth (p. 18)
  • Thin walled earth pepperpot (p. 19)
  • Precedent (p. 20)
  • (1) Openings in thick earth and stone walls (p. 20)
  • (2) Stiffening and weatherproofing earth and stone walls (p. 26)
  • (3) Roofing with earth and stone (p. 32)
  • Chapter 2. Heavy suspended walls and flat roofs (p. 45)
  • Programme (p. 45)
  • Potential solutions (p. 45)
  • Process (p. 46)
  • Precedent (p. 47)
  • Joist block floors (p. 48)
  • Stabilised laterite or sand/cement blockwork (p. 51)
  • Chapter 3. Sprung timber roofs (p. 59)
  • Programme (p. 59)
  • Process (p. 59)
  • Sawn timber humbug (p. 59)
  • Hammock and canopy from branches, straw and string (p. 61)
  • Precedent (p. 63)
  • Long flat bendy laths (p. 64)
  • Long bendy pipes (p. 66)
  • Woven branches (p. 67)
  • Size, lightness, mobility, permanence and bending (p. 68)
  • Curved bamboo mantles (p. 71)
  • Chapter 4. Sawn timber shorts (p. 75)
  • Programme (p. 75)
  • Suspended floor (p. 75)
  • Lamella roof (p. 76)
  • Process (p. 77)
  • Suspended floor from scrap timber (p. 77)
  • Precedent (p. 81)
  • Roof coffering (p. 81)
  • Hammer beams (p. 83)
  • Cruck frames (p. 84)
  • Hardwood shorts (p. 85)
  • Lamella (p. 87)
  • Chapter 5. Frames and joints (p. 89)
  • Programme (p. 89)
  • Process (p. 91)
  • Two-storey frame using sawn timber and round pole timber (p. 91)
  • Pole frame supporting a water tank (The Lemonade Stand) (p. 93)
  • Hazel and willow lattice roof canopy (p. 96)
  • Precedent (p. 98)
  • American railway trestle bridges (p. 98)
  • Sheds of bolted teak poles (p. 99)
  • Retrofit wired bamboo earthquake resistant cages (p. 101)
  • Chapter 6. Thin shells of ferrocement (p. 103)
  • Programme (p. 103)
  • Process (p. 107)
  • Ferrocement domed shell (p. 107)
  • Ferrocement troughed beam and barrel vault roofing (p. 109)
  • Ferrocement troughed roofing sheets (p. 111)
  • Precedent (p. 112)
  • Ferrocement boats (p. 112)
  • Ferrocement and rainwater collection (p. 116)
  • Micro-concrete tiles; fibre-cement sheets and ferrocement roofing elements (p. 121)
  • Chapter 7. Sparrow, leaf, blanket and pebble buildings (p. 125)
  • Programme (p. 125)
  • Sparrows (p. 126)
  • Leaves (p. 127)
  • Pebbles (p. 128)
  • Caves (p. 128)
  • Blankets (p. 129)
  • Process (p. 129)
  • The watchtower (p. 129)
  • Birdwatcher's hide (p. 129)
  • Woodcutter's kitchen (p. 131)
  • Precedent (p. 132)
  • Segal sparrow and leaf (p. 132)
  • Two-storey blanket and pebble buildings (p. 133)
  • Resting in a group of pepperpots (p. 134)
  • Chapter 8. Small scale modelling (p. 135)
  • Programme (p. 135)
  • (1) Shell structures (matrix and mesh models) (p. 135)
  • (2) Frame structures (dinosaur models) (p. 136)
  • Process (p. 137)
  • (1) Shell structures (matrix and mesh models) (p. 137)
  • (2) Frame structures (dinosaur models) (p. 140)
  • Precedent (p. 142)
  • Shells (p. 142)
  • Ribs and stringers (p. 142)
  • Tied membranes (p. 142)
  • Roofing shells (p. 143)
  • The caged monocoque (p. 143)
  • Suspended parabolic vaults (p. 143)
  • Soft centred shells (p. 144)
  • Sailing boats (p. 144)
  • Skeletons and tendons (p. 144)
  • Chapter 9. Ending on a high note (p. 145)
  • Programme (p. 145)
  • Process (p. 146)
  • The articulated armadillo's back (p. 146)
  • Precedent (p. 153)
  • Log cabin assembly (p. 153)
  • Learning by building in the United States (p. 154)
  • Annotated bibliography (p. 157)
  • Glossary (p. 169)
  • Index (p. 175)

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