courtesy of Bartlett Year One blog
followed swiftly by:
pack it in kids!
We’re pushing ahead with the design quickly now – though unfortunately the blog doesn’t quite reflect this – and have had several meetings over the last couple of weeks. We have been given the opportunity to design another Friggebod on the site so we now have a Forest Friggebod and a Field Friggebod to work on. Though increasing the workload, this development has allowed us to create a conversation between the two, helping us to refine our ideas as well as allowing us to include more of those ideas.
Notionally split into two teams for the purposes of getting some concept sketches out to Floda31, we are still very much working on the design of the two Friggebods as one collective. The goal is to design a pair of Friggebods, not two individuals.
Some new sketches will follow shortly.
Sketch model showing the potention of a CNC cut timber grid system.
A snow Catching wall and glass screen against which a seasons statified layers of snow can be read.
Layers sketch diagram
A set of diagrams exploring the use of layers of insulation around the house. The house can be ‘wrapped’ in winter by an outer coat, as the temperature increases the house can ‘shed’ these layers and in doing so creates a series of enclosed courtyards.
Imagine looking up through a roof of snow…
The birch is made up of numerous layers, each with different qualities. Could these be reconsidered in relation to the Friggebodar’s design? The heart wood as the inner living space, old branch wood as spatial divisions, the sap wood as deep storage walls, the vascular cambrium and inner bark as insulation layers and the outer bark as a cladding system?
The birch trunk is not static, it changes annually, growing an additional ring and shedding its outer bark. The Friggebodar could also change and grow by capturing the snow. It could adapt to the seasons, change its facade during the winter and summer months by shedding layers to increase or decrease its level of insulation.
an early site study from a few weeks ago,