JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH,
ORGANIC ARCHITECT of MAINE
I can be reached by phone at 352-543-6545 until March 14, 2011 after that use my 207-882-6305 number.
Architecture inspired by my clients and the challenging sites on the coast of Maine since 1970.
The process of working with a creative architect in the design of your home may be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in life.
METHODIST CHURCH FOR NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
Design project second semester, second year University of Oklahoma School of Architecture.
A METHODIST CHURCH FOR NORMAN OKLAHOMA, April 1962
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In the 1960 the use of what was called folded plate concrete was common in construction. In this design I tried to use the structural system but not in the way it was being used on typical buildings at that time which was mostly as a flat roof element on rectangular buildings. Here I not only pitched the folded plate but modified the lower end by returning it back into the stone wall below. To stiffen the structure I added the horizontal element at the corner leaving an opening at the bottom of the "V" so the water could run off the roof. This necessary structural element was in my mind a kind of trellis and or integral ornament. The "v" elements were separated by a foot so natural light could entry the interior of the church. At night the skylights would be lighted from the interior and the strips of light would contrast with the dark roof elements. I was only 22 years old at the time of this design.
Drawings are all 'HB' pencil and colored pencil on Clearprint Vellum. The perspective drawings were all made using the two point hand drawn method.