Domus story 11 - Walls, Arches & Vaults
Once decided that the assembly of the vaults of the basement will take place when the interiors are completed, the question is: Is it better to fix the arches and vaults piece by piece (separately) or to assemble the whole ceiling and then mount it in one go?
Domus story 10 - Round arches
Along with the vaults, arches are the elements that repeat the most in the construction of the basement, and together with them, they form a sort of self-supporting grid acting as a cover for the rooms below. In this video you can see the three types of round arches present in the cellar, the same in size but different in materials...
Domus story 8 - Iron gate and wrought railings
After slate and marble, iron also enters the construction site in the form of an old rusty wire that I'll use to build railings, hinges, tie rods and other elements that we'll see later. Rust is absolutely natural, as the material has been collected around here and there. It's amazing the amount of things you can find on the street when you have your mind focused on a project. And this is just the beginning...
Costruzione 257: Muretto d'attico (seconda parte) - The Domus project
Avevamo lasciato la costruzione del muretto con la posa della seconda fila di mattoncini. Adesso, prima di procedere con l'ultima fila (che chiuderà le aperture dei barbacani come se ogni mattoncino fosse un piccolo architrave), passo ad occuparmi del rivestimento di ogni singola fessura, che in seguito risulterebbe complicato... (continua)