It is cold and the wind is blowing but the adobe blocks just keep rising. By the end of the day, the tenth course will be in place.
Planning for the next stage has begun. And the next stage is wood! There will be lintels above all of the windows and doors. Large beams to support the ceiling. Posts for the front porch, the West Remada (porch), and other outside areas. And wood for the corbels.
Lintels? Corbels? Yep. New stuff is happening soon!
Lintel: A lintel can be a load-bearing building component, a decorative architectural element, or a combined ornamented structural item. It is often found over portals, doors, windows, and fireplaces. In this case, the purpose is combined: structural and decorative. I remember lintels from studying Greek architecture in my art history class. I will show you the wood from which these are made once it is delivered!
I will explain more about corbels later on. I need to learn about them and how they will be used in the design of this house. I know they are pretty, but I’m not clear on where they are going and why yet.
Here is what the ceiling will probably look like:
The pictures and the captions tell the story. I took at least 10 shots of the “genie cloud” picture. That sky was amazing, though it was cold and windy–not much Spring on this day.