Now that the second floor has been poured the crew has turned it’s attention to the final set of columns, beams and ultimately, the flooring for a flat roof. For those of you who have an attention for detail, the white pipes inside the columns are for roof drainage:
A week where you pour a concrete floor, start building brick walls, and start finish work on concrete ceilings and columns in the basement is a big deal! I am continually amazed at the prowess of the Balinese workers. They casually seem to handle whatever challenges are presented to them, seemingly without a care in […]
It seems almost precious, like a fledgling bird sprouting a new set of feathers. For a building is not a building without walls. With a concrete column and beam structure the walls are not for support. They are used to divide and define interior spaces.
Work continues without the interruption of rain, and I’m thankful for that. A few more workers have joined the team and you can see the expansion of camping arrangements in the movie below. The creation of a stable pouring surface for a raised concrete floor, by connecting beams to columns and then using bamboo poles […]
If you use your imagination you can see the following features of an apartment-style unit. There will be a total of four of them: The mezzanine level support column is almost in the middle of the photo. To the left will be a staircase. A king bed and small bathroom will be upstairs, and a […]