In my previous post, Proskynetarion Project – Part 1, I discussed the background of this project. Since that time I have completed the design drawings.
The shrine will be constructed entirely from Western Red Cedar. Its form is simple, two 4×4 posts supporting a 12/12 Cedar shake roof. The roof sits upon two projecting beams supported by Cedar brackets. The elevation of the bearing point of the rafters, is set by a 3:5 proportion of the width of the shire. The bottom horizontal support dimension down from the rafter bearing is a 1:1 proportion to the width of the shrine.
The section doesn’t provide much additional information, but no matter the project I feel it provides the extra step of thinking it through. Architectural drawing is an exploratory process as well as an illustrative.
I think the design has turned out well, and I look forward to its construction in the coming weeks. I plan to take photographs throughout its construction for a later post.
If anyone has any questions or comment please drop a note in the comments below.