So far, styrofoam, re-bar and concrete has been the predominant building material. But, as the lower level concrete forms cure, the M. W. Thompson team turns to new disciplines, both old and new. The design of 60 Bragg Hill’s main level is complex, revealing for the first time the disparate substances and textures that make up the heart of the home. The giant modern steel frame for the western facing glass curtain wall was carefully welded together in frigid temperatures while the timber framer hand planed and sanded oak beams milled from trees grown on the site.
A colorful sequence of photos can be viewed at Sparks Fly Making the Window Wall Frame in slide show section.