How did we manage to build a new mass timber building in only 7 months? And what’s a Hundegger ROBOT-Drive anyway? Check out this video for the answers!
Answering the question everybody is afraid to ask: “What the hell is a timber frame, anyway?”
No, they won’t let you live there.
This video generated lots of interest and questions in online discussions. Kaitlin Mitton did a great job answering the most-asked questions on Horse Collaborative (now Horse Network):
- This is in Wellington, Florida.
- It is the home barn of a professional polo team.
- Yes there is a state-of-the-art sprinkler system and fire extinguishers.
- Polo players don’t need arenas to ride in.
- These horses are happy, healthy, and very well loved.
- They also host tournaments and polo matches as well as entertain at this facility.
- This facility is owned by a very well respected and charitable equestrian family in the polo and hunter jumper world.
Barn Specifications for the Largest Horse Barn in the US:
- Total square footage under the roof of the entire building: 78,000 sqft
- Total square footage of horse barn area: 62,267 sqft
- 130 stalls
- 10 tack rooms
- Custom Aquatrainer Equestrian aquatic rehab treadmill and cold soak therapy area
- Equine Veterinarian Area
- Two commercial-grade laundry rooms
- Two Feed Storage Rooms
- Four Interior Wash/Tack Stalls
- Eight exterior wash stalls (6 to 8 horse capacity in each)
- 4,800 sqft Central Courtyard with Banyan trees
- Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Trusses, Hand-Hewn by Adze
Private Owner’s Suite
Guest and entertaining Areas
Argentine Asado Grilling Area
Three Sided Fireplace
Three bedroom “Pro’s” Living Quarters
1,300 sqft gym with physical therapy room
Use: Equestrian center for a professional polo team
Location: Wellington, Florida
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The custom home building process starts with a dream. The Owners find the right architect, who then defines the dream. Their builder manifests the dream.
In what we think is our best video yet, dreams become reality one step at a time.
A Pursley Dixon Architecture English inspired summer retreat perches proudly on a mountainside. This sanctuary, consisting of multiple porches and balconies along with linear room arrangements, ensures breathtaking views of the National Forest and beyond.
From a timber framer’s perspective, it’s a work of art: A majestic cantilevered terrace supported by massive timber brackets and impossibly slender cantilevered joists..made possible by engineered structural steel artfully concealed inside Western Red Cedar timber framing. Supported by pairs of 9′ tall brackets, the timber deck joists taper gracefully to impossibly slender profiles as they reach further and further out over the gorge–making those not privy to the secret ask, “how did they do that?”
General contractor: Paradigm Custom Home Builders.
Roof thatcher: William P. Cahill
Music written and produced by Paul Defiglia | Performed by Mickela Mallozzi.
The Custom Home Building Process: Dream
- Something inspires the Owner(s) to build something.
- Owner(s) then looks for an architect.
- Something makes the Owner(s) confident in their choice of architect.
- Architect identifies their program–the Owners’ lifestyle, personality, and budget.
- What it’s really about: great architects put their ego aside and design something that is a “total reflection of homeowner’s personality and lifestyle.”
- How to choose a builder: his or her custom home building process.
- Builder builds. Builder takes 2D architectural drawings and turns them into 3D reality.
Sometimes you have to do it the hard way: installing timbers when the roof is already in place. Whether you call it retrofitting timber or the hard way to build a timber frame, the idea is similar to building a ship in a bottle–only harder. For starters, you’ve got to figure out how to budge 800 lb. timbers inside the building…