CURRENT PROJECTS - The Building Process

The images below document the 6 month building process of the Mamre Info Centre.

Building the stone plinth
Building the stone plinth
View of plinth & future stone seat
View of plinth & future stone seat
The completed stone plinth
The completed stone plinth
Building of the adobe brick wall 1
Building of the adobe brick wall 1
Building of the adobe brick wall 2
Building of the adobe brick wall 2
Protection of adobe wall
Protection of adobe wall
View of  timber windows
View of timber windows
View of timber fastening blocks
View of timber fastening blocks
Poplar timber lintels are made
Poplar timber lintels are made
The building is taking shape
The building is taking shape
View of North West corner
View of North West corner
View from North
View from North
 Office interior
Office interior
The first coat of plaster is on
The first coat of plaster is on
View of plastered North facade
View of plastered North facade
The plaster mix heap
The plaster mix heap
View of plaster mix and roof construction
View of plaster mix and roof construction
The completed roof construction
The completed roof construction
Application of final plaster coat
Application of final plaster coat
Begin of the thatching process
Begin of the thatching process
 
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