Thursday, July 8, 2010

An Adobe Tower

I have wanted to build a tower for some time
 and I am not sure of the motivation, 
but my friend Andrew has already accomplished the feat. 

I have profiled Katie and Andrew's urban farm:

The stairs, as you will note, are on the outside
and lead to a viewing platform on the top level.
If he had put them on the inside 
they would have taken up most of the space.

The first level door.

The treads are cantilevered to the outside through the adobe wall.
The weight of the wall provides the support.

Every adobe tower needs a shrine.