Been a little while since I posted anything so there has been a lot of progress in the mean time.
Conditions deteriorated somewhat after the floor had been cast, but the boys just got on with it. Working in the rain under umbrellas.
The walls went up pretty quickly, and work soon started on forming the roof.
Wooden formers were put into place to aid the placing of all the roof beams. Because the house is in an earthquake zone the construction has to be massively strong to resist being shaken apart. One of the main features is a reinforced earth quake ring that sits under the roof, constructed from reinforced steel of a massive size.
Into this ring various elements are added including some of the woodwork.
Wooden formwork supports the central roof beam while side beams are added.
As the roof structure progresses, the build has to be supported from underneath.
The interior is going to be very minimalist, but one feature will stand out, it is a massive steel bar that crosses the living room that braces the two sides of the house.
With everything nearly in place it is almost time for the final casting of the roof cement.