Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hidden Column and Beam

When I designed the simple garden room extension to this Rathfarnham house I wanted the steel beam set into the floor zone but I chose to introduce a column to control the span of the steel and therefore its depth. I then chose to make a “cut out” feature beside this column to give a neat sculptural effect. The roof light in the picture as also statically positioned close to the old kitchen in order to optimise daylighting and sunshine. A high level window at the side facing south west also has a huge impact on the daylighting in this project. Hats off to builder Tommy Wade of Construction Development who kept us all smiling throughout.

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