ABOUT SKY HACIENDA
June Donaldson and Edward Garry live at an altitude of 2,600 metres in Mosoj Llajta, Yotala, 20 minutes from the colonial city of Sucre in Bolivia, South America. Using earth and stones from the land, we have sculpted beautiful buildings which compliment the high desert landscape and incorporate creative and innovative elements of design.
We have designed a high quality hotel in Sucre for guests who want to get off the treadmill of travelling from city to city in South America. At Sky Hacienda you can dictate your own timing and choose how to enjoy your stay, whether it is doing very little or exploring the best that the Andes in Bolivia has to offer.
16 December 2009
STARTING THE LINTELS
Work is begun on the concrete lintels that will span the large glass doors and windows. As in other Latin American countries, wooden posts are used for scaffolding instead of steel.
Thin plywood sheets are laid across the columns to form a base for the concrete lintels to be poured.
Reinforcing rods are bent into shape and hand-wired together to form 'cages' that will strengthen the concrete lintels.
Because our walls are rounded, each cage has to be carefully manipulated into the required shape.
Forms are then built around the cages for the concrete to be poured inside.
When the concrete is dry the forms are removed to reveal the lintel.