HOOP HOUSE

Friendship, Pittsburgh,PA

Fall 2013 | Kent Suhrbier

in collaboration with Tamayo, Yau, Hou, Latorre-Gomez and Sung

Design and construction of a hoop house located in the Healcrest farms in Friendship. The hoop house is site specific, attached to a pole with a custom welded metal joint along with plastic sheets neatly folded and attached with the joint. The design provides spiral circulation using holed bricks and custom made shelves to grow and store plants and provide and organic feel.

Metal braces customized, fabricated and welded together to go around an existing pole that connected to the bent conduit

Metal braces customized, fabricated and welded together to go around an existing pole that connected to the bent conduit

Hoop House in place showing the spiral entrance and its connection to the ground

Hoop House in place showing the spiral entrance and its connection to the ground

Construction photo of the joinery in place on site

Construction photo of the joinery in place on site

Construction document specifying the bent diameter of the conduits

Construction documents showing bolt and holes sizing

Construction document showing the brace assembly

Photo of the team after on-site completion of the Hoop House (Me-right most)

Photo of the team after on-site completion of the Hoop House (Me-right most)