Another busy day

We still work on the roof system for a few days. Although we have a lot of different ideas, they still do not work well, either technical problems or aesthetical problems. The roof study becomes one of the most frustrating experiences for Studio V.

However, I find something funny in drain system study. In Monday, we had a field trip in John Island’s farmland. It is the first time for us to see the real GAP shed. One of the shed have a special drain system, it is called French drain. Not only the name, but also the style is very special to us. In the site, we could just see some rocks on the floor instead of pipes. The method is simple but effective. Water will go into the pipes and collect together via its gravity. It sounds interesting. For Friday’s presentation, I picked up the drain system part and attempt to figure out how it works. I found some basic information in Wikipedia, it mentioned the drain system comes from France garden for hundreds of years. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock. And then, I try to design our drain system, in Wiki, it suggests select multiple pipes on each side. When one of them is clogged, the other still work for draining. And then, I find the type of pipe called SR 35 and some information in product catalog website. 

french-drain

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