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Proskynetarion Project – Part 2

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.

Small_Proskynetarion_Front_ElevationIn plan view you can see the roof projection is not very deep, just enough to provide some protection for the icon from the elements.

Small_Proskynetarion_PlanThe side elevation shows the movable steps that will be located for the smaller children’s use in venerating the shrine.

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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.

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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.