Switzerland spent 1.53 billion to build snake eating full mortise and tenon buildings without cement

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 Switzerland spent 1.53 billion to build snake eating full mortise and tenon buildings without cement


The snake office is the new headquarters of swatch, Switzerlands largest watchmaker, in the city of ribel. It took five years and cost 220 million US dollars (1.53 billion yuan). After the completion of this so-called worlds largest wood structure building, it soon came to China through screen painting in foreign media. It is 240 meters long, 35 meters wide and 27 meters high. It is made of 1997 cubic meters of spruce. Just this curvy and beautiful shape is enough to attract the eyes.

Its main body is really made of mortise and tenon. There is no common reinforced concrete. During the whole construction process, workers only need to take a small hammer and a tool kit to shuttle between the huge wooden frames. There are 4600 parts up and down, which perfectly combine the building.

This seemingly simple assembly actually transfers the workload to the production of components. None of these building components are identical, that is to say, they are all produced separately. This difficulty and the engineering quantity, really is looked at the household gentleman silly.

These wooden components are assembled into a quadrilateral hollow skeleton, and the outer layer is covered with reflective materials with different transparency. The snake skin we saw appeared. Each quadrilateral is like a scale. Different reflectance shows different layers. The sky looks really like a snake, very beautiful.

The interior decoration style is very modern and simple. The choice of color furniture adds a lot of color to the space. However, the most eye-catching is the wooden structure on the top of the head, row upon row of quadrilateral lattice, arranged in order, very spectacular.

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