Here we go again. I’m dug in like an Alabama tick with this damn book by Mazerolle and having one more kick at the can. Call me a sucker for punishment, but I cling to the idea that surely, not every drawing is screwed up (?).
If this one is as messed up as the last one, I’ll be putting the book down for a while and engaging with other things. So far, so good, with one small exception.
This time it is a dormer that is fan-shaped, or éventail. Personally I like the form. The roof is configured in plan as an irregular pentagon, though it could be arranged as a regular pentagon:
Here’s a look at that plan development in process:
Here’s a look at the front elevation – note that the ridge descends rather than being horizontal:
An elevation view from the side, with the hipped dormer I studied in the background:
One of the problems in the drawing I have found so far is a section in the plan where the x-sectional profile of the ridge pole is apparently determined. The profile is not quite right and I haven’t worked out yet exactly what the problem with the original drawing is. It’s not a significant obstacle to moving the drawing along, so I can let it go for the most part.
The tricky bit, as with the other dormers, are the noulet, and this drawing shows a few differences in that regard, so we’ll see how things turn out soon enough.
Thanks for coming by today.