The biggest self supporting straw building in the world.
Stop frame animation using Nikon D300

The Auditorium.

I have always loved the African premise that: ninety precent of a building is on site already. It would be wonderful to imagine gathering up the landscape like clay on a potters wheel and a building emerge. The Auditorium for the John Harrison Foundation may be as near as I get. The straw, lime, timber and stone are all sourced within thirty miles of the site. The choice and proximity of materials ensure low embodied energy. The physics of sound drives the geometry,that drives the choice of sculptural material. Components and building system enable a self supporting structure eliminating cold bridging. The majority of construction materials in these buildings sequester CO₂.
© Simon Yeo 2009.

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