Friday, May 1, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn Drone Footage

We have compiled and edited the drone footage provided by The Impact Media Group and produced this short video, that documents events over the course of the Barn Raising weekend. Enjoy and make sure your sound is on! 

Footage © The Impact Media Group, Inc. 2015 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn - Aerial Photographs

Thanks to The Impact Media Group, we have some exciting aerial photographs from the Barn Raising. Video footage coming soon....

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn - Old & New

Since the Barn raising ceremony last month, the historic timber framing has been completed, providing us with a real sense of what the completed Barn's presence will be at the campus entrance. Over the past couple of weeks, the focus has shifted to the installation of the interior siding. Comprised of salvaged boards from the original 1860's Hay Barn and immaculate new boards, sourced locally from Big Creek Lumber in Santa Cruz, the siding reinforces the contrast of old & new within the space. Meanwhile, the walls are being framed and the interior rooms are taking shape. At the moment there is a spectacular lighting effect, which occurs as the sunlight filters through the skip sheathing ceiling. However, it won't last long. Very soon, plywood sheathing will seal the roof, blocking out this spotted light.

The North elevation, framed and awaiting structural inspection.

Stunning natural light, filtered through the rafters & skip sheathing.

New redwood siding on the left and original boards on the right.

A new tie beam sits below an original purlin post & wind braces.

Wind braces and girts meet at a new wall post, secured by hand-crafted wooden pegs.

A new wall post & wind brace meet an original sill plate.

The immaculate new redwood siding from Big Creek Lumber.

Awaiting more framing, the east elevation temporarily shows the contrast of old and new.

Friday, April 17, 2015

UCSC Hay Barn Raising - Santa Cruz Timberframes

Santa Cruz Timberframes have produced an excellent two minute video with exclusive footage of the Barn Raising. The video documents the entire process from shaping the individual members at their shop in Bonny Doon to the actual Barn Raising event. 

Click the link to watch the video:

Photographs below show some of the Timberframers in action at different stages of the construction process.

Photographs © Ben Walker Photography 2015