Shotcrete is, in effect, a version of a cast-in-place concrete wall. Rather than placing concrete into forms, however, a fresh mix is sprayed onto wall panels that have been erected in the shape of the building. A nozzleman applies concrete from a pressurized hose to encompass the reinforcement and build up the wall thickness, forming structural shapes that include walls, floors, roofs, and other assemblies. This material has also been called “gunite” in reference to the nozzle or “gun” used to shoot material at the form face. Any surface suitable for accepting fresh concrete can be used: wood, steel, and polystyr
The geometric-shaped Lampframe pendants are made from thin wood strips that are joined together to form triangular frames. The overall shape is formed when four of those frames are connected and then clamp around the lamp cord with the aid of magnets. Made by German designer Herr Mandel, the lights are not about hiding the bulb but rather showcasing it, as you would a picture in a frame.
60 W SQUIRREL CAGE FILAMENT LIGHTBULB - SCREW BULB CAP
Metro GlassTech can offer privacy at the flick of a switch. Etch and coloured translucent laminates also ensure your home is private and modern
Switchable Glass permits snap-of-the-finger-fast electric control of light, energy and privacy through intelligent glass. A technically-advanced emulsion of liquid crystal integrated in a switchable interlayer unleashes the power to change the view from opaque to clear, electrically, in just 1/50th of a second.
Switchable Glass is ideal for the partitioning of interior building spaces such as conference rooms and gymnasiums, or it can be used as an alternative to blinds and curtains
INstalling a sliding door up stairs in the bedroom to access and shut of wardrobe and bathroom - Ideal to have open when getting ready then closed when you want a peaceful un cluttered room for sleeping.
Architects: DISEÑO ESPACIAL Location: Ciudad de México, México Architects In Charge: Arturo Álvarez, Daniel de León Languré, Carlos Ortega Arámburo Structural Project: Baez Santana, Ingenieros Consultores, SA de CV Area: 125 sqm Proyect Year: 2013 Photographs: Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes
For the second level stair case I am using steel framed stairs, I will make them solid flat shapes with extruded ends. The framing will be supported by curved brackets attached to frames on the upper and middle level containers for structural support.
interior container walls for toilets, rooms and wardrobe
To make interior walls you spot weld thin, hollow metal studs horizontally for hanging your choice of wall materials. Building walls for bedrooms, bath and kitchen, use 2x4 steel framing. The studs on the floor are screwed through the thick wood floor, and the vertical and ceiling studs are welded in place.
At a plant such as Vaccaro’s, all rough modifications are made at the warehouse, including cleaning, prep work, any cuts and welding for doors and windows, actual door and window insulation and any necessary wall or ceiling openings.
The openings are reinforced with 3x3x1/8” steel tubing, and larger members may be needed when cutting entire sides off containers and when merging two containers together. Windows and doors can be inserted very similar to standard door and window installation. Doors can be maintained as-is, insulated or welded shut. Additionally the handles can be shifted for easier handling at grade.
Entire sides and tops can be removed, containers can be cut down to size, and can conversely the can be attached together for additional length. For residential use it would be ideal to use a 40’0” long (or longer) HQ container for the higher interior ceiling height. The containers are so strong that they can also be stacked vertically up to 9-12 units high.
Basic modification takes about two weeks, but the time frame depends on the complexity of the design.
Once the rough modifications have been made the container is shipped to it’s home site and place on any necessary foundations.
The level of finish is up to the owner, however a general technique would be frame out the interior sides of the corrugated walls with either wood or steel members at 16” on-center, insulate the interior with closed cell spray foam insulation (or your choice of eco-friendly insulation) and then finish with a layer of drywall. The exterior can be left as is if you are going for the industrial look, or it too can be framed, insulated and sheathed, though this would require addition costs, energy and material. Framing, insulation and drywall will reduce the interior width by approximately 6” overall and 3” in height.
Installation of all electrical and mechanical work also occurs at the property site.
For materials i want the house to reflect Morris’ bright colour scheme and geometric bold shapes.
In development form the last brief and after feedback from Ollie and Stu I am keeping the existing structure but extruding shaes out of it to allow for containers to be set on different angles and be viewed from the public out side.
For the exterior I plan to keep the brick walls but in a natural style, so will either insert new ones or take th epaint of the current ones and refurbish them, The side and back walls will be refurbished to plain concrete. I will take out all back windows as they are very disorientated in relation to the current container design.
The interior elements have had some rather large changes to the shapes,as I am now using rectangular shaped containers . However there are still obskewered angles as I have tilted the containers in the lounge extension as well as wardrobe and bathroom space. Containers are made of corrugated steel sheets.
The flooring will be made of polished concrete flooring. Poured and set in reinforced steel bars and made to look fresh and level. The existing building will be dug out abit then re poured.
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Rejuvenating and maintaining coated concrete floors
If your concrete floors have lost their shine or started to show signs of wear, it’s probably time to have them reglazed and recoated. This rejuvenating process is extremely cost-effective and can add years to the life of your concrete flooring, rather than regrinding back to the concrete substrate.
I think i will still have to pour new concrete as the current stuff has alot of ware and tear like bumps and holes.