und the 1600s " says The couple hoped to keep the original medieval spine wall
but it collapsed during building, costing them an extra pounds 150,000.
More of the central, medieval spine wall
can be kept than was originally thought and a greater understanding has been achieved of the strange elliptical brick shaft at the heart of the building, known as a vice.
The house was one room deep, two or three rooms high, with a shared a spine wall
with another house facing in the opposite direction.
The construction team are building a prestigious ``hi-tech''office complex incorporating a structural steel frame, glazed curtain walling and a ceramic granite spine wall
and innovative design features.
The original material specification called for the building's dramatic spine wall
to be clad in slate.
Three circles of equal radius create three concrete shells to the south and together with a thick spine wall
to the north, the main space of the church nave is contained.
The gables are formed by creating ridges of paired beams carried on paired columns and bearing back to the spine wall
, with valleys of similar paired beams, spanning from the spine to bear on columns that are set forward in plan from the higher columns that carry the ridges.
A curved spine wall
clad in steel panels therefore supports glass treads by means of stainless steel outriggers and glass balustrade.
Removal of chimney breasts or load bearing internal spine walls
without providing adequate support to the remaining masonry above.