Travel down Moodie Street in Rozelle in a double decker bus
and you will have a great vantage point to see over the heritage listed brick
wall that faces the street and fully experience Moodie Street House by Hassell
Studio. Perhaps best to travel at night too,
as you will be able to see the silhouette of the streel frame which holds up
Set on a diligently regular 900 grid the steel frame is a
song of simplicity. The steel frame was
erected in a few days.
Surrounded on three sides with very high solid brick walls,
the building seems to float with a fear that it might blow away in a strong
wind with it's complete weightlessness.
The footings are completely founded on rock which was found within a few
hundred millimetres of the existing ground surface.
As you walk through the Moodie Street House you will notice a
distinct lack of cross bracing or bracing walls. The entire perimeter of the building is full
Looking at the previous projects
you may ask: How is lateral stability
achieved? Much of the structure is
exposed, from the steel columns, to the steel beams, to the timber floor
joists. What you are likely to also
notice is that there isn’t a single steel to steel connection that is
bolted.The entire frame is meticulously
welded, some of the welds were done in the shop while others were completed on
site. The structure is a fully welded
rigid steel frame.
Structural Engineer: Cantilever Consulting Engineers
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