Category Archives: Rainscreen

9 to 3 to 1

Greg, Steven, and Valentin used the grasshopper definition to generate three different alternatives each. From the 9 iterations, we narrowed this down to 3 that we are fabricating to place on the simpson strong tie model. From this we will … Continue reading

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Timeline for Rainscreen

WED -Finish model -decide on shape -begin layout for explanation boards THURS Shopping List –40 wood laths —support pieces, 1×5 or plywood. connection to moment frame –angles –plywood –gorilla glue –screws –3/8 bolts -buy stuff at home depot -test finger … Continue reading

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Lumber for Rainscreen

For the rainscreen full-scale:  I got an order coming in today or tomorrow from Burke and Pace Lumber (Arroyo Grande) for around 50 10′ long 1×4’s, #2 pine, which are the same as the piece from Home Depot.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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Rainscreen Deliverables

Looking to do a full-scale installation, we have decided to combine forces between the two rainscreen groups. Our intent is to create a full-scale mock-up of a curved rainscreen on the Simpson Strong Tie structure. Graphics: -Grasshopper Definition —- Clarified … Continue reading

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Material Testing

This was from a few weeks ago, with the initial material testing… more to come soon

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Greg and I went to go measure and build a Rhino model of the Strong Frames.  We also came up with some preliminary forms for the rain screen.  After talking about the corner condition, we came to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Wood as a material

Some things we learned in our investigation of wood as a material for bending.. From the Materials Engineers CES program: Here are some of the values we found for bendable woods compared to what is available for us in San … Continue reading

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