June 02, 2009

Honeycomb Calcite Lighting Effect

The photo below shows a portion of the bermed west wall above ground level. The wall height at this section of the building is nearing completion. The glass block window allows afternoon light to enter a 'mirrored' rectangular chamber in the 2-foot thick wall before stiking a translucent Honeycomb Calcite stone positioned on the inside wall (see other photos below).The photo to the left shows the Honeycomb Calcite stone in the interior of the 10-foot diameter "Kiva" room of the studio.
A close-up photo (right) reveals the beautiful orange-yellow color of the stone. Once the room is completed, light entering from the western sky will illuminate the stone to produce a striking glow in the room.

5 comments:

Stephen Krystek said...

Wow Bart! It's really taking shape! Great job and keep up the great work. I want to be one of the first people to rent this out to edit!

Eric Hoel said...

I have seen many, and build a few, cob structures. Yours is one of the most inspiring. I have not built with cob for a few years, since leaving my cob home in Oregon in 2001. Your work is has given me the encouragement to get back in the mud.

Thanks.

Bart Santello said...

Eric, one thing that is not in short supply, or from China is mud. So it will be there when your ready. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Bart

Lauren said...

Wow Bart,
The honeycomb calcite is as stunning as
I knew it would be.... magical really,
a point of contemplation.
Lauren

Lauren said...

Wow Bart,
The honeycomb calcite is as stunning as
I knew it would be.... magical really,
a point of contemplation.
Lauren