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Constructing Envs Week 10 Perspective drawings and Pavilion site visit – Maddie Walsh MSLE BUILDING    



Flashing (similar to the parapet detail opposite)


Timber Timber frame and stud-wall


Flashing (similar to the parapet detail opposite), metal- aluminium C Section

Colourbond cladding



Rod and clipping bracket forms suspended ceiling system


Aluminum window sill and head, show the continuation of glass exterior


capping to match window mullion (black)

 Colourbond  kliplock   sheeting   Glass lining (Low E)

Rod and clipping bracket forms suspended ceiling system

Window Head

Window head


Window detail    

Lintel Detail

Fall Brickwork (lining)  



Window flashing sill Plasterboard   Floor to wall detail

Stud-frame wall   Hollow core concrete blocks Structural floor slab    

Concrete Slab (porous)

Brick wall    

Rio-filled concrete

Glass bricks

Concrete block

Box gutter and flashing detail                                   Roof-wall-ceiling detail                

Packing timber

Flashing (aluminium) Plywood sheet material (relationship with flashing) Insulation


I-beam (hot-rolled/formed)   Insulation

Cold rolled Z beam (crimp + fold/foil?)

During the second half of this week’s studio class we visited the Pavilion construction site for the second time. This was a useful activity to observe the changes and progress that had been made on site since our last visit. In the opening talk, one of the workmen told us that in-situ concrete had been used with reinforced bars. Throughout the structure there are a number of vertical bars with reinforcing. Timber slats and frames have also been used in combination with steel beams to create a rigid and stable structure. Since the last time we visited, there has been air-con units electrical cabling and insulation put in on site. For the large steel I-Beams that form the frame of the structure, most of the fabrication occurs off-site. The framework is assembled and bolted together and can then be installed on site at a much more rapid pace. Timber frame is used to hold the cladding in place.          

This elevated/extended region of the roof forms both a skylight and ventilation feature. At the base of the rear wall (right hand side) there will be a double-sided fireplace, which is why there is a need for a ventilation structure in this area of the building. The wall is made from timber batons, with external tongue and groove to connect each baton.


Timber baton wall at rear

Steel beams are bolted together securely and act as the primary structure in the new building. Steel has a high strength-to-weight ratio therefore it is able to resist great amounts of stress without buckling or distorting its shape. This can occur in other materials such as wood and stone. In addition to this steel is a highly durable material and is capable of bearing loads and distributing them across a structure evenly, (Steel construction, 2012). Skylight and ventilation extension of the roof has a steel frame with timber cladding/framework.

  Double sided fireplace


Timber stud framing has been used at the rear of the pavilion in combination with steel cross bracing to enable the stud framing to withstand lateral forces. The timber framework should be able to support the weight of its self in addition to being able to withstand lateral forces such as wind (Steel construction, 2012). We were told that the timber used on site for this construction was “undressed”. Undressed timber is Steel Cross-bracing

In this corner section, timber has been used as the main load bearing structure. A large timber beam is bolted to a horizontal steel beam. The timber beam bears the weight of the steel beams and distributes the load into the concrete slab below. This was done mainly for aesthetic purposes, although the timber beam is equally as tensile and the steel therefore it will still work just as effectively. Timber columns have also been used throughout to support the weight of the ridge beam/s. The windows on the side and front walls have aluminium frames and steel bracing above.

          The image to the left shows framing that has been constructed using LVLlaminated veneer lumber as the main material. This wall was built on the highest point of the land/space, therefore any water runoff should run straight through. There has been a water proofing membrane installed (Voltex). The retaining wall has rio-bars in it to prevent too much movement.


The pictures to the right show a number of materials and systems that have been used to help with water-proofing certain areas of the site. The box gutter diagram (above) shows how flashing is used to prevent water from penetrating the interior spaces and pushes the water into the box shaped gutter area.

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Constructing envs week 10  
Constructing envs week 10