Mignard said church buildings are difficult to save from a fire due to their balloon frame
The balloon frame
construction of the house, without insulation in the walls, allowed the fire to move quickly up the walls to the second floor and across, he said.
My host was a serious American architect and the building looked real enough, but two inches into it I realised that this piece of Georgian pastiche that had found its way to (the other) Georgia was balloon frame
, clad in polystyrene.
The home, which had a "For Sale" sign out front, has a balloon frame
These shafts hit their targets with pleasurable accuracy, and the comparison with the homespun effectiveness of architect-free balloon frame
stick construction and truckable 'Park Homes' in the USA, Scandinavia and here in the UK is timely, and to the point.
Construction is ingenious and apt, with social areas in balloon frame
, and steel tube columns in the pool space.
As a young architect I saw it as the city that reinvented itself after the great fire, using steel balloon frames
to create buildings that were light and vibrant.