2014-04-01

古畳充填工法

1月と2月に携わった現場の写真です。香川県綾川町にある住宅のリフォームで、断熱材として古畳を利用しました。棟梁は飯田善郎ベンジャミンさんです。
依頼してくださった施主さん、三次東曜さんは町長選挙に出る予定で、プラットフォームは以下の通りです。
1.地域の自立・自然と人間の共生
2.経済のローカル化
3.健康の促進
4.伝統の継承と文化・教育の促進
5.町民とつながる楽しい行政
世の中がこういう方向に動いたらいいですね。

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2014-02-01

Shikkui Finish with Gypsum Moulding Boarder

Continuing from Modifying and Securing Gypsum Mouldings, once the GL Bond has set up and the mouldings are secure, the nakanuri, or brown coat of earthen plaster can be applied. 
Tape mouldings
 
10mm space to apply nakanuri in two coats
First application, roughly 6mm
3-4mm gap
 
Allow to dry
 
 Apply second coat and allow to dry
 
Sunajikkui for a scratch coat over the earthen plaster, consisting of Shikkui, sand and additional seaweed glue.
 
Apply thin scratch coat
 
As the Sunajikkui sets up, move material from wet, moist areas to drier areas.  Before the Sunajikkui dries, apply two coats of Shikkui. 
 
 Shikkui consists of hydrated lime, seaweed glue and hemp fibers
 
First application of Shikkui
 
 Again, as the Shikkui sets up, move material from wet, moist areas to drier areas. 
 
 After setting up but before drying, apply the second coat of Shikkui. 
 
 Lightly compress while moist
 
Avoid compression after the second coat has set up
 
 Repeat process in the larger area
 
 Again, lightly compress with a honyaki trowel while moist.
And again, avoid compression after setting up

2013-12-29

Thatch Roofing in Miyama-cho, Kyoto Prefecture 茅葺屋根 京都府美山町

 Miyama-cho in northern Kyoto Prefecture is one of the few remaining locations in Japan where the tradition of thatch roofing continues.  Other popular locations are Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture and Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture.
 Miyama is home to a number of professional roof thatchers, including one of Japan's largest roof thatching companies, Miyama Kayabuki. Another Miyama organization promoting roof thatching in Japan is Kayabukiya.
 This past summer the Miyama Thatch Roof Resource Center was re-thatched by Nishio-san.