hexathedral – hexayurt mashup

hexayurt mashup
yet another hexayurt mashup

the hexathedral is a trip down a possibility in the triangles and rectangles of the classic.  it makes me laugh.  it would make me even more giddy if someone were to build one of these somewhere/how.  i got started on this angle with a variation by kurt klingbell, which got me on the stellated roof concept.

this version didn’t seem as practical as the standard hexayurt, or even necessarily feasible, but it did have an aesthetic appeal, so i turned it into a church.  with a big soundsystem made from the same arrangement of triangles as the roof.  the speaker covers may be the most practical part of this model.

this is (L) copyleft… use freely BUT YOU HAVE TO TELL ME ABOUT IT!!  and send pictures.

 

Hexayurt Mods – tentayurt

the hexatent, or tentayurt.  this model is part of a hexayurt mashup adventure i had late at night one day.  it may or may not have any advantages over the traditional hexayurt.  what it does have is the same number of triangles and rectangles as a regular hexayurt in a different form.

suitable to make you think different at the very least.  i’m also looking at the places where there are 8′ edges as locations that can be expanded with more flat panels.

sketchup (8) model :


H13 – insulatayurt (thick wall) – sketchup model

this is a sketchup model that we worked from in building our first Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) hexayurt.  we needed something on the base to level the floor, as the floor was also SIP based (because of winter snow).  for this version we used full, square edged SIPs, with triangular foam to fill the gaps.  We DON’T RECOMMEND THAT.  Bevel your SIP corners instead.  less (fragile) junk to keep track of.

Model here:

 

to see how the situation turned out, check out one of the other hexayurt posts.  the one we built had 4′ walls rather than 6′ pictured here. also not shown in this model is the inside frame, which may be excessive, but we felt that better safe than sorry principal.

H13 basic sketchup file

simple model of a H13 style hexayurt
commented model of a H13 style hexayurt

i’ve figured out some file serving on the blog here, so now i can offer you a model of the h13 hexayurt i’ve been working on. yay!  let me know if it works for you.

download the sketchup 3d model here:

if you need the program first, get sketchup (free version) from trimble here:
Sketchup

lantern workshops!

One of the things I get to do is help people make lights.

Last October, my mother organized  a lantern painting workshop for the St. Albert Garden Club (which she has been a member of since approximately forever).  This was fun, as I remember one of my early art experiences going to a flower arrainging workshop run by the Garden Club when I was 7 ish.

The Club wanted a simple, classy project, so we did an airbrush-and-stencil thing onto chinese wire and fabric ball lanterns.  Stencils came from plant material people brought in, and some floral/ foliage stencils in my collection, and some hibiscus and orchid flower patterns  my mother sourced.

People were pretty  happy with the results, but as usual, the best ideas happen after the fact.  So maybe everyone who plans a lantern workshop should plan for two or three?

Here are some of the pictures, taken by my dad.  (thanks dad!)


official welcoming statement.

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at winterlight, in jackie parker park
lighting up the architectural features in jackie parker park, for winter light

Hexayurt!

one of my artistic areas of exploration is semi-permanent shelters.  this comes from a situation i find myself in often: The Festival. Festival is a great place to gather people, re-affirm cultural values, breakdown habits, and practice life could be different.

one of Life Could Be Different is what if there were a Big Problem.  like a disaster.  for example.  or it’s time for the hippies to Go Back To The Land.  (not in itself a problem, but problems would likely arise).

So..

one of my ongoing projects is Pavilion, an exploration into many kinds of shelter structures.  i’ve done geodesic domes, icosahedrons (starpods),  multi-dome jams, and now.. HEXAYURTS.

if you check out the fun at www.hexayurt.com you’ll see people into the same vibe. The basic idea is to build a shelter with 4’x8′ material (foam, cardboard, plywood, osb…etc).  use 6 for the walls in a hexagon pattern, and then 6 more for the roof by making one full diagonal cut and flipping the triangles together to make a big triangle.  attach with tape (for foam or cardboard material) or shape cutouts of the two angles (wood).  et voila.  a shelter that costs 1/5th of a standard humanitarian aid tent, and lasts 10x as long.

we started with an outdoor stage for our community’s annual fall equinox gathering Symmetree. our first yurt, a stage for earthdance edmonton @ symmetree 2010

the model, courtesy of Scott (rocketscott at ohyah.ca), we used to build our stage with.

166’2 floor space. just enough for the dj.

we flipped some triangles around to make a slightly more useful amount of space with the hexayurt concept.  we call this mod h13.

with two panels for each of the 6′ walls (overlapped cause we didn’t want to deal with extra cuts) , we ended up using 16 4×8 panels for structure and 2 more for deco.

below is a gallery of hexayurtism.

including some (lots) of future dreams.


a collection of Winter Light pictures

Lighting up an architectural feature at Jackie Parker Park, forBig Winter

 

I have been a lantern co-ordinator for Edmonton’s Winter Light celebrations for the last two years.  It has given me the opportunity to do some fairly large scale work, and get outside and do fun stuff in the winter.

here are some pictures of that process.

for more information on the festival go to Winterlight