Straw Hall

Straw Hall Progress: Before, During, and After

 

Straw Hall Straw #1Video of Straw Hall interior wall plastering work:

Straw Hall Plastering StillClick on the image above to see a video of a bit of plastering action…
or, use this link:  https://youtu.be/N_bMxiQY5QI

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Straw Hall stone masonry by Ken Silva and Crew, using rocks from the ancient floodplain alluvial soils.

Straw Hall stone masonry by Ken Silva and Crew, using rocks from the ancient floodplain alluvial soils.

Straw Hall Rod and Jesse Swale

Jesse and Rodney working on the drainage swale trench on the side on Straw Hall.

We are nearing completion of the new multi-purpose community gathering building, known as Straw Hall.  The building exterior features a copper-colored steel roof with four skylights, custom stone masonry walls and pillars (made from local Lah-lah-pismah rocks!), and NHL (Natural Hydraulic Lyme) plaster walls.  The interior boasts a colorful layered rammed-earth wall, stacking functions as both a foundation for the straw bale walls, and an attractive art installation, demonstrating the craft of rammed earth as one of the many natural building techniques we plan to showcase in various structures at BBHS
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Straw Hall (with Toolaypah-Ahtay Ahko in the background):

Straw Hall with first coat of Natural Hydraulic Lyme plaster and copper-color steel roof flashing.

Straw Hall with first coat of Natural Hydraulic Lyme plaster and copper-color steel roof flashing.

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Straw Hall Interior: Natural Hydraulic Lime Plaster covering Straw Bales walls, with Rammed Earth decorative base and locally-milled cedar trim band.

Straw Hall First NHL Plaster

Straw Hall Hydro2

Straw Hall Hydronics: Pex lines branch out from control manifold in back utility room.

Straw Hall Hydro3

Straw Hall Hydronics: Pex lines tied to steel support grid cover main room, ready to be covered in Natural Hydraulic Lime.

Straw Hall Hydro4

Straw Hall Hydronics: Pex lines tied to steel support grid cover main room, ready to be covered in Natural Hydraulic Lime.

Straw Hall exterior Walls

Exterior Scratch Coat of NHL. Final layers and color will be completed in spring dry weather.

Straw Hall Interior Framing

Straw Hall interior underway, completing electrical and framing before interior plastering

Straw Hall Straw #2

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