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Skyrose Chapel Fay Jones and Maurice Architects. Whittier, California USA 1997. The 10.

6 Acre Chapel site has bee transformed into a pictureesque landscape of gardens with the planting of approx. 90 trees that include Oak, Jacaranda, Sycamore and Pepper. The Chapel in Constructed of Fir, Oregon redwood, Bouquet Canyon Stone and glass, Which combine the beauty of jones unique inverse gothic architecture, made up of the Mausoleum, Sanctuary with 332 seats and the Triforium. The Roof in a Steap 45 Degree Pitch. 26 meters High.
Profile Form of Building NTS 28000

Column Construction The Large Outer Columns of the Building are 1600mm x 500mm and Consist of: 35mm Douglas Fir Cladding 60mm Service Cavity with 60mm x 80mm Battons 22mm OSB 3 SETS OF 3 225mm x 75mm Timber Posts, stabilised wih Racking 22mm OSB.

Overlapping Memebranes Onthe Outer Column Vapour Barriour of the Column and the Roof meet and overlap at the Point where the 225mm x 75mm Column Posts and the timber 225mm x 75mm Rafters Meet.

Shingles 1200mm x 600mm Overlap Halfway nailed to the Counter-Battons

Column to Roof Detail Section Scale 1:20

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South Elevation Scale 1:1000

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Roof Constuction 25mm Treated Douglas Fir Timber Shingles 30mm Timber Counter-Battons 30mm Timber Battons 3mm Breather Memebrane 60mm Quilted Insulation 22mm OSB 225mm x 75mm Timber Rafter spaced 2000mm Apart with 225mm Quilted Insulation 22mm OSB 22mm Vapour Barrior 50mm Service Cavity

The Roof The Shigles on the Roof overlap Toward the Overhang, Back and Front of the Building. Not only does it add to the Look of the building but also increases the weathering Capabilitys. Shingles 1200mm x 600mm Overlap Halfway nailed to the CounterBattons

Chapel Plan Scale 1:1000

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West Elevation Scale 1:1000

Column to Roof Detail Scale 1:20

The Three 225mm x 75mm Timber Posts Interlock and are Bolted to the 225mm x 75mm Timber Rafter.

Roof Ridge Detail Scale 1:20

Bracing of the Building NTS

West Section Scale 1:1000

Bracing Bracket Detail Scale 1:10

Design A neglected masterpeice designed by an Arkansan who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright the chapels facade resembles a stealth bomber taking off. Inside jones familiar ceiling pattern wooden braces tying together the walls in an almost gothic pattern is accomplished here with narrow steel rods giving almost the same effect.

Materials The wood and steel structure rising 26 meters high uses Douglas Fir for the Supporting members. Redwood is used on the exterior siding and trim and the interior paneling is Oak. Wood was chosen as as a finish material for its dimentional stability. The metal Connections Beome the Jewellery of the Design.

Steel Connections Fixed to the main Structure Recessed through the Service Cavity with a Plate Flused with the Exterior Cladding.
Column to Roof Detail Scale 1:20

Column Construction The Large Outer Columns of the Building are 1600mm x 500mm and Consist of: 35mm Douglas Fir Cladding 60mm Service Cavity with 60mm x 80mm Battons 22mm OSB 3 SETS OF 3 225mm x 75mm Timber Posts, stabilised wih Racking 22mm OSB.

Plan of Column Scale 1:20

The Three 225mm x 75mm Timber Posts are fixed into Three Steel Shoes with are then bolted to the Concrete Floor and are consealed by the cladding of the Column.

Perspective Fabric Section Scale 1:100 Wind deflected from large roof and glass prevents heat loss inside the building. Solar Heat

Column to Floor Detail Scale 1:20 Hot air rises and escapes through open roof lights drawing fresh air in to lower levels of the building High Level Ventalation Ridge Rooflight Louvers Disperse Light through the Building While The Continuious Roof Bracing Shades and Reflects in Throughout the Structure. Complacated Wood Framing along with Large Eaves Proctects the Building From Low Sun Glare Low Level Ventalation Diffused Light

Diagonal Bracing In Skyrose Chapel all the Diagonal Cross bracing are connected by a custom hollow Discontinious Connector as a Special Feature of the Chapels Design.

Nave

Triforium Doors open for natural Ventalation Crypt Fresh air drawn in through underground air ducts. Nave Section Detail of Outer Column Scale 1:20 Staircase

Diagonal Cross Bracing Connections

Enviromental Strategy of Building Scale 1:500

STRUCTURE AND FABRIC STUDY - Skyrose Chapel by Fay Jones and Maurice Architects Robert G Burns, Year 3 Architectual Technology, Dublin School of Archit ecture, DIT.
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