Part five: materialisation and details
The materialisation that necessarily resulted from the concept of a fortified town anno 1720 refers to a pre-industrial building method that is manual and based on traditions instead of science. This is at odds with a present-day industrial and rational building technology. In order to achieve as little compromise as possible to the appearance it has proved to be necessary to painstakingly eleborate many details, considering the possibilities modern working methods have to offer.
Where a brick wall ends it was tradition to present an uncut surface to the outside -perpendicular to the slope of the roof-, resulting in intricate brick details.
Sliding windows are almost unaffordable today, so a detail had to be developped to make it appear that one part is sliding behind the other. However this detail is so far from current practice that it took a lot of effort and convincing to get this into production.
The consoles have been drawn in full detail for a 3 dimensional computerised router to be able to produce them (in four different sizes)
By carefully detailling all the ornamental profiles in relation to each other it proved possible to manufacture a range of profiles on the basis of one.
All these details are made to impress the image of a fortified town of roughly 1720. But the houses are in compliance with all modern requirements, and are even exceptionally energy efficient due to the central heat exchanger in the ventilation system.
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