post and beam house


Stapleton Library in Staten Island

In the words of the architects Andrew Berman Architect:

The New York Public Library commissioned this branch library of 12,000 square feet. We restored the existing 1907 Carrere and Hastings Carnegie Library and designed a new 7,000 square foot building to be located alongside. The library is conceived as a modern public institution that will contribute to the revitalization of the Stapleton neighborhood.

The facility is an assemblage of old and new. The existing Carnegie Library was converted into the Childrens’ Reading Room. The new building, constructed of glue laminated Douglas fir posts, beams, joists and roof decking, houses books and media. The structurally glazed facade invites the public and supplies natural light. The exposed wood structure provides a sense of rhythm, scale and material richness unexpected in contemporary public buildings.

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Country Barn Home Kit w/ Open Porch (9 Pictures)

Not tiny but too cool not to share

This Country Barn Home kit is customized with 10 & 14ft lean-tos and an open porch. Built by Sand Creek Post & Beam this wood barn home kit feature the strength and beauty of post and beam timber frame construction. Even though, there is no metal in this house apart from the steel roof, we thought that metal siding would be a perfect fit to consider for this project. Just imagine – no maintenance for years apart from washing it! Wouldn’t this be ideal?

Stats: 24×50, 2,376 sq. ft. total living space, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, open porch (600 sq.ft.)
Plans: feel free to contact the contractor
Source: Sand Creek Post & beam

anonymous asked:

How did the introduction of the standard 4x8 sheet of plywood and its concomitant savings in cost and ease of construction inflame the poor proportions of today's homes?

It was actually the balloon frame method of building that was the catalyst for this. The balloon frame method of construction allowed houses to break free from the simplicity inherent in previous construction methods (namely the post and beam method). Creative house shapes were reserved for those who were rich enough to build their houses out of stone and other masonry.

Wooden structures are cheap, and when the balloon frame method proved to be cheap and flexible, that’s when houses started to be built in crazy shapes that weren’t feasible with the old method.

That’s why residential styles after 1800 were so much crazier than the styles proceeding.

Sources: McAlester, Virginia. A Field Guide to American Houses, 2nd ed. NY: Knopf, 2013.

anonymous asked:

Ur Rule of Bossuet is great

Thank you! It is pretty much my favorite consistent thing that I try to do in my Amis fics because it gives me so much delight and joy.

Bossuet Laigle ties his shoes by the bunny ears method but discovers an aptitude for gorgeous complicated bondage.

Bossuet Laigle cannot complete an easy sudoku puzzle to save his life but give him an expert one and he will solve it for you in three weeks.

Bossuet Laigle usually cannot recall how a knight moves in chess but nonetheless managed to beat a Grand Master once when he tried on a lark.

Bossuet Laigle cannot sew on a button, but he can make his boyfriend and girlfriend a quilt to sleep under.

Bossuet Laigle hits his thumb with a hammer more often than he hits a nail, but could probably built you a whole post-and-beam house held together mostly by wooden pegs.

Bossuet Laigle cannot code italics into a post but he accidentally hacked the Pentagon once.

The list goes on.

Berena Prompt 21: You knocked on my door at 1 in the morning to cuddle? from @knowthatiloveyou

Bernie was sitting inside her car, the engine was off and she stared out of the window. The street was so quiet, not a car in sight and the only light was the beam coming from the nearby lamp post. She glanced at the house on the other side of the road and she suddenly felt really silly. She sighed and rested her hands on the steering wheel and had a sudden thought about driving off but instead she eventually got out of the car and grabbed her grey hoodie. She put it on the made her way over to the house. 

Bernie knocked the door quietly and she waited for a few minutes before she could hear movement and then she saw a light come on.

“This is stupid; I shouldn’t have come.” Bernie muttered.

The door opened and Bernie saw Serena standing there wearing a dressing gown, tired eyes looking back at her.

“Bernie? What are you doing here? Do you know what the time is?” Serena said.

“Oh god, is something wrong?” Serena said suddenly looking worried.

“No! no, nothing’s wrong. I um…this sounded a lot better in my head. It’s ridiculous really, I can’t seem to get you out of my head and that kiss today and…feeling your arms around me made me feel calm and um safe. I just…I ah well you see I couldn’t sleep and I thought that perhaps if you were to um…”

“Bernie Wolfe, you sap.”

Bernie looked at Serena who was smiling at her warmly.

“What?” Bernie mumbled.

“You’re knocking on my door at 1 in the morning for a cuddle?”

“I…well, when you put it like that Serena, it makes me sound like a bloody lovesick teenager.”

Serena smirked.

“Well, I’m not complaining Major.”

“You’re not?” Bernie asked.

“No, I’m not. Come here.” Serena moved so Bernie could come inside and she shut the door.

“Jason’s asleep upstairs, we can go through to the living room. Do you want a coffee?”

“I’m okay, thank you.”

Serena sat down first and she patted the seat next to her and Bernie joined her.

“I feel ridiculous.” Bernie said laughing quietly, leaning forwards slightly.

“Nothing about it is ridiculous, I’ve never been woken up before by someone needing a cuddle from me and I rather like it.” Serena smiled and nudged Bernie gently then lifted her arm.

Bernie settled into Serena’s side, she felt the warm arm against her side, holding her close and this was it, she had found her place. After everything that had happened in her life, finally she had found home.

katotter  asked:

Good day. I live in South Africa and just bought a substantial sized piece of land and want to start building there soon, can you post some I beam framed housing projects, open plan living spaces and timber exposed beams? I try searching but it does not show what I want to see.

If I understand correctly what you are looking for I would start your search with the work of Olson Kundig, check out all their projects we have featured here.

All stories are complete unless noted otherwise. Previous rec lists can be found in the fic rec fridays tag. Occasionally I also rec fic over on twitter.


Pretty Much Normal by eldee
29,331 words, Teen
Summary: "I can’t believe you’ve only been back four days and already need my help,“ Stiles says as he sweeps into the loft. "No, wait, scratch that. I totally believe it.”

Dude, Werewolves by mysecretashes
29,623 words, Explicit
Summary: Stiles gets partnered with Cora for a history project, and they become bros. Also, he kind of falls in love with her older brother, Derek.

We Got A Lot That Hasn’t Even Began by argle_fraster
21,794 words, Teen
Summary: Derek, injured and on the run, stumbles upon an unmarked, sympathetic outpost in California that changes everything and sends him back towards the hunter who killed his family with an ace up his sleeve.

Circle Yes or No by blacktofade
23,192 words, Explicit
Summary: Stiles is a TA for Professor Morrell’s class, where Derek happens to be a mature student.

Break the Ice by yourunwiththewolves
11,847 words, Mature
Summary: Stiles gets hit by a spell that makes him extra super duper cold. He needs constant heat to survive until someone finds a cure.

it does not do to dwell on dreams (and forget to live) by haleyelizabeth
23,429 words, Mature
Summary: After years spent abroad, Derek Hale is called back to the United Kingdom, and offered a job at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as the new Care of Magical Creatures professor. After begrudgingly accepting, Derek quickly realizes that his students are a lot more than he signed up for- one of them in particular.

Those At Home by truelyesoteric
28,809 words, Mature
Summary: “Goddamn it,” Derek said, the flat of his hand slamming against the wall. “He’s the only one I trust to do this.

All Wound Up In You by verity
2,685 words, Gen
Summary: Stiles’s blue project grows steadily, the finished pieces draped over each other haphazardly on one edge of the knitting basket in the living room. Sometimes Derek touches them, squishing the springy wool between his fingertips. Maybe it’s an afghan: those are supposed to take a long time to make.

(My Heart Told My Head) This Time No by dogeared
4,532 words, Mature
Summary: Post and beam, spruce and pine; a little house in the woods; a new start.

Sparkle Motion Speaking by coffeeinallcaps
6,818 words, Explicit
Summary: “Stiles. For the last time, we’re in witness protection, not part of some FBI undercover operation. There’s no code names involved. Capiche?” (In which Derek and Stiles pretend to be married for the sake of everyone’s wolvelihood.)

Two Bros in the Know by blue_fjords
28,904 words, Explicit
Summary: According to their fansite, Two Bros in the Know (or TBK, as they were referred to by those in the know) grew out of an idea Scott had their senior year of high school.

All That’s Best of Dark and Bright by vampireisthenewblack
2,018 words, Teen
Summary: "Hang on,“ Stiles says. "Let me process it.” He waits for a beat, lets it sink in. He tests the way it feels, he waits to see if he feels anything at all.

Pretty Melody by thepsychicclam
30,501 words, Explicit
Summary: Stiles hasn’t seen Derek in six years, so when he shows up at the bar where Stiles works, claiming to be some indie rock star, Stiles can’t believe it. Stiles has even more trouble believing that he and Derek are about to have a one night stand.