Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stratagies against archatecture

The proper plural would be stratagem, but there was a great Einsturzende Neubauten album called Stratagies Against Archatecture, hence the title.

So I was looking at the ceiling of this bar that I find myself in and noticing the way that the beams are structured.  I think that it is a function over for with the cross beams coming up at a roughly 45 degree angle to support the flat roof above.  A peak roof would be actually easier to build and maintain, but a flat roof is cheaper I guess.  It also allows you the freedom to go up later if such a thing is desired.

I guess there is a reason it happens, there is a reason why people do the things that they do. They really don't need some special meaning.

If you have a special meaning in your construction that gets you to a new level. I would like there to be a special meaning in things that I build, but most of the time I end up with a straight wall, no excitement, no expression.

I suppose I would use the 45 degree boards to run stiffen the frame if I were building this place too, function over form.