Introduction: A Stone House? Absolutely
This masterpiece of architecture is a house designed and built by a man from the UK. According to him, “Houma” was formed on the curve of the earth like a huge shell sheltering in a bay. The whole creation of this house was inspired by Mies van der Rohe, whose works are very much cherished around the world.
The driveway that leads to the house is a 4 meter high staircase made of stone and then, every single paving stone on the road is also made of stone. On both sides of the road are ten meters high slopes with a diameter of 5 meters, which contain granite pieces embedded in it. Sixteen bridges are installed along this road; each of them has a width of 2.5 meters while its height reaches 2.6 meters and has two openings that can be raised to allow ships to pass by.
Why Build a Stone House and What is the Purpose of the Structure?
Closed circles and squares do not blend with the free line of the cliffs or the island’s small hills. That is why, instead of building a regular house, owner Tom Chudleigh chose a different shape for the construction. The house’s foundation was very solid so that it would not slide down due to strong winds. It was made with stone because it was cheaper and easier to fill the gaps in between. The design and building process of this amazing house took three years of work. There were many challenges, but eventually all details were resolved. The first challenge was how to build a perimeter wall without damaging the soil or ruining the whole construction. Cliffs are compacted and compacted limestone soil, so building walls would be very risky. To make the walls without damaging the hill, Tom Chudleigh chose to place pillars. The stone wall is about eight feet high and it is useful for keeping water away from the ground. Tom Chudleigh has also built a small house with a ceiling of four meters; however, it can only be used in summer and winter. He has also built a small terrace for storing tools and other things which he makes out of stone too. The house is very isolated, but it is so close to natural beauty that it has become a tourist attraction. [END ARTICLE]
Title: “Why Build a Stone House and What is the Purpose of the Structure?” Author: Johann Burkhard / Pamela Burkhard Date Written: August 6, 2011 Period 4 Source: http://www.livinginperu.com/2011/08/why-build-stone-house.html
How to Find and Purchase Materials for Building With Stones
Stone is a very expensive material. It was mostly used in the construction of churches, castles and houses. Modern stone quarries were created to test it and make it suitable for building construction. The owner of this house found his materials in places like Newquay that can produce high-grade rock. The stones had to be cut and cleaned before being used for the house’s construction. Because stones are heavy, it was not easy for people to carry them around on the way to their destination. To help with the transport of the stones, Tom Chudleigh had to use a whole lot of special machines. Initially, some stones clanged together when they were dropped on the ground. He installed a sort of machine that would lift carts with stones. Some people claimed that this was an extremely disrespectful way of transporting them. He did however reply that the “big rocks” deserved respect and his way of transporting them was much simpler and respectful than others’ ways.
A large number of people have been involved in the stone’s transport. Because these people have to be paid, it adds to the overall costs. Some of these people that were involved with the process include:
the transport company, who will be responsible for transporting the stones from A to B and who will also help cut them into pieces of equal size,
the house owner, who is also a transporter of stones and he will be responsible for making sure that they reach their destination safely.
The transport company has people who are specialized in transporting large and heavy objects. These people will carry the stones and will be paid according to their work. They are also paid according to the amount they move. The owner of the stone house is also a valuable person because he is responsible for making sure that the stones reach their destination safely without damage.
Are There Any Drawbacks to Building With Stones?
The hardest part of building a house with stone is to build the foundations. They are solid, but very expensive. This means that the house could be built only if the owner had enough money for it. Tom Chudleigh has said that he has had the privilege of building a house with stones from Africa, which were very cheap and affordable. He was able to find them in Newquay on Earth’s eastern coast and then transport them to Jersey by boat. The only downside of using this kind of stone is that it is the easiest to stain, but over time and with the help of some other stones, it becomes less noticeable.
Also, the stones need to be cut and shaped before building a house.
This article is dedicated to Frank Jordan. He has been known throughout the community as “the man who found stones”. He has been known for his expertise in the field of building a house with stones; he has been the one to build most of the houses on the island. Therefore, his reputation is not just known at a local level, but it is also known internationally.
This is an example of one house that was built by Frank: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Les_Bois_House_Sark.jpg
What Lessons Can Be Learned from Ancient Structures Made With Stonework?
We can learn many valuable lessons from ancient structures built with stone. Tom Chudleigh thought that his experience was very educational because it taught him to be more careful and hard working, which gave him a lot of satisfaction about the finished product: Houma House is truly an unbelievable work of art. It is a house that has survived the test of time, from the building phase, to its passage through the ages and continues to fascinate those who see it. The Houma House is now on display at St. Helier, Jersey. Visitors are allowed to walk into the interior of the building, and are amazed by its beauty.
This particular article is not about the architectural style and engineering of Houma House, but it is about a very important lesson that can be learned from a building like Houma House. The article will illustrate this by drawing parallels between the material used for Houma House and the metal used in modern buildings.
Modern buildings are made out of metal. Metal was first used in buildings in ancient times, but metal was very expensive to use. Early structures were usually made with brick or stone. But the use of metal was already spreading in ancient times and it became the most popular building material.
During the 18th century, building techniques changed because they had developed to a fine level. Metal became widely used in construction because it was much easier to handle than stone or wood. Metal is easy to cut and shape, but also it gained favor as a structural material because of its strength and stiffness. Metal is a very safe building material. It is almost impossible for a metal structure to collapse, because it is firm and strong.