The purpose of this website is to promote the feasibility of
making small decorative buildings out of reclaimed timber etc.
The Old Oar House, so called
because old rowing oars were used in the construction of the
cost for The Old Oar House was less than £900 if one does
not include labour. £500 of this total was the cost of
the recliamed feather edged board used to clad the exterior
of the building. On the Art Instalation building titled "The
Brentford Art Gallery" the feather edged board was replaced
with plywood strips, which brought the cost of the cladding
down by £400 pounds exactly, therefore the cost of the
Old Oar House could have been just £500. The Old Oar House
took 14 days to build including the making of the staddle stones.
most of the materials are recycled/reclaimed, the staddle stones
were made with cement and ballast, the purpose of the staddle
stones is for two reasons, firstly the buildings are situated
on an island surrounded by both river and canal, so flooding
is a possibility, and secondly the staddle stones create a vast
area of sheltered storage.
windows are ex-school partition windows, or in the case of the
Magritte House, these windows are made from two halves of old
sash windows, this is why one is slightly bigger than the other.
two staddle stone buildings are constructed so that they could
be distmantled, though it should be possible to use a large
mobile crane and deposit each building on an flat bed truck
and relocate easily if need be.
An art installation titled "The Brentford
building is actually an art installation titled "The Brentford
Art Gallery", this is because for three times a year the
inside including the walls will be a fully fledged art installation.
During the three months that the installation will be active,
we believe, will be a classic example of Ouroborous - when
the serpent eats
its own tail-
as here you will be able to witness an art gallery eating itself
as it will be an intrinsic part of its own exhibition. For more
details on this please watch the Brentford
Gallery website for updates of this unusual interactive
Reclaimed plywood was used to make the panelled
walls of the gallery. The ceiling is made by stretching canvas
and painting it white.
you would be interested in making a similar building and would
like to arrange an appointment to inspect the constuction of
the Brentford Art Gallery in exchange for a donation towards
our globe museum project, then please email us. We will also
supply a set of working plans and a photo journal, in addition
to this we would also be able to hire the fibreglass moulds
which will enable you to make the same size staddle stones as
you see illustrated here. We would also supply a list of sources
for the materials we sourced so that you will have no problem
in also making your building from reclaimed materials. firstname.lastname@example.org
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