A HOME BUILT BY SHIPBUILDING TECHNIQUES
Who Knew Shipbuilding Is Not Only For Ships?
Futuristic architecture takes what is seemingly ordinary and turns it into a functional structure that might as well double as a work of art. This is the case with the Russian Quintessential. Built in the Kaluga Region of Russia, the architect made use of shipbuilding techniques in order to build a cylindrical structure that cantilevers out of a grassy hill. The result is a structure that seems to levitate above its surroundings but still maintains a cozy and practical aesthetic on the inside.
The quintessential home is made out of a 4mm thick steel that measures over 11 ft. in diameter and 39 ft. in length. An engineering technique adapted from how hulls in a ship are made were used to construct the metal frames. The result is a structure held together by only six bolts. If that’s not an engineering marvel, then you’d want to consider that this home also offers a kitchen, dining room, full bathroom, bed area, and balcony. The interiors are designed with light wood to give a minimalist and calming atmosphere to its guests..
According to Kuznetsov, the metal frame is built using transverse frames or load-bearing ribs, which are installed at a pitch of 500 millimeters (19.6 inches), which are then connected by horizontal elements called stringers, much like the hull of a ship
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