see photos below
Sullivan's homestead is on 4
20 minutes from San Miguel de Allende, Tim is my neighbor.
constructions include: (1) the main house (70 sq. M), detached
composting toilet, service room, carport, and shop (37 sq. M)
(2) the large shop + studio apartment (90 sq. M), (3) privacy
walls. Much of the job is complete. Both
Tim and I are interested in stretching the possibilities of concrete.
He liked my roundie-curvie house and concrete doors and decided
to go for it at his own site. It has been
an evolutionary, spontaneous, design-as-you-go type project. We
do work from modeling clay, models but often make them in the
morning for work to be done in the afternoon.
responsible for the basic forms, working from Tim's "footprints".
He has been doing the colors and a lot of the finish work. We
have worked together on most all designs. All roofs have been
built with lightweight aggregate and walls are either lightweight
concrete or local rock. Thin shell form work is faster and easier when I use these stucco tools.
call the project "Timolandia". It has been a lot of fun as well
as an incredible opportunity to experiment with forms and engineering.