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7. STRATEGIES Reconstruction

Military Book Club Survival Handbook, 1994.

Having given up its skin and three of its seven formers, the inhabitable space of the shelter is now slightly less comfortable and certainly much smaller. To improve comfort, a reconstruction of the superstructure is undertaken (top, previous page). At bottom (previous page) is one option by which to expand the space, but without the connecting rods on hand, this iteration is only theoretical. Because the iteration below (this page and following pages) triangulates the superstructure, no rope bracing is required.

Shear lashing (see diagram at right).

Tenuous Journey  
Tenuous Journey  

Master of Architecture thesis document from Dustin Sharrow (University of Manitoba, 2011)