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GSBN:Round house in Australia

Hi Matt,
We currently have a round house with 3 bedrooms one bathroom and a
separate laundry of approximately 16 squares under construction. It has
a curved square roof with 200mm diameter posts supporting the verandah
overhang of the roof. The building is in Heathcote which is in central
Victoria Australia. We have just completed the first coat of render so
it is still somewhat organic looking. The materials for the house
including fittings and fixtures will come in at about $50,000AU. It is
built on stumps which will be closed in to reduce air flow thereby
increasing the energy rating of the building. We have fitted R2
(decimal) insulation batts to the underside of the sheet flooring. It is
of infill construction, however there are no metal braces or any other
bracing in the walls. We have used a 19mm flat fillament polyester
strapping with 1,000 kg breaking strain @ 450 (18") centers for
compression of the walls. The render is an earthen render which is made
up of white clay and white sand from this area. If you would like me to
send you some photos by email let me know. I will have to go on site to
take them, however I should be able to get them to you on Wed night.

Kind regards
Brian Hodge

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Subject: GSBN:Matts requests help again

I can't retrieve my list of contact info for the people who attended the
ISBBC 2004 in Denmark.   Can anyone in Germany provide me with an e-mail
for Martin Stengil (correct spelling?) who built two s-b domes at an
ecovillage in Germany (Seiben Linden?)?

Expanding on my earlier request for images of s-b vaults and domes, I
now found that my presentation is also supposed to cover round
buildings.   I
have images of several smaller such structures, including the thatched
that B. Jones did in Ireland, but have no images of any large ones.   I
have a
vague recollection of a big round building used to stable and train
being mentioned on the GSBN.   If any of you can quickly provide digital
images of
this building (or any other large round building), or can get someone
to, I will be most grateful.   The unfortunate time pressure results
from the
reality that in a week, Judy and I begin a circuitous journey that will
bring us eventually to Ontario for the big gig.

The images should be of a resolution adequate for projecting onto a
screen or making a good 5 inch (12.7 cm) by 7 inch (17.8 cm)
photographic print. Expressed differently, my tecnical consultant, Tony
Novelli from DCAT, recommends that they be at least 800 pixels high by
600 pixels tall (better yet, 1024 by 768).

Thanks for anything you can do with such a deadline.

With greetings from your hopelessly round, domed and vaulted friend in
Arizona, Matts

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