The only element of the construction for the new school building that I couldn't reconcile was the wooden pins in almost all the joints were still protruding. I would have sawed them off flush with the beam. David the architect leading the tour said that this was the common effect in modern post and beam construction. Is that an artistic interpretation or is it too much trouble to cut them flush? Perhaps it is the conflict between the artist and the practical engineer!
|Beams make a bold statement of strength.|
|Joint with Pegs Protruding.|