Stone based eOriokif frame is a Japanese traditional construction method using the traditional flexible joint and the building is cut off from the ground. Therefore, the building has seismic isolation.
Stone based eOriokif frame will slip on the stone when the big earthquake comes and the flexible joint will absorb the inner stress when the earthquake force a strong Lateral force,very Japanease way not 'against' but 'with' the 'NATURE'.
How to build 'Orioki' frame
'Notching a timber'
'Building up the notched timbers'
Joint the assembled frames one by one.
Four beams are connected to form a single 'Keta' (digit).
Very rare well mainted Cedar forest in Nara.
Sometimes more than 300 years old!
It's not excavation site!!!
joint detail of pillar and beam
Prepair frames in advance for each lines
Because we have a lot of rain here in Japan and a timber will get easy to be damaged when it wet, quick and smart work is very important!
and then fly to the air...
Look at the detail of the joint of the beams.
Four beams are connected to form a single 17m long 'Keta'(digit)
placing the 'rising beam'
the flexible joint will absorb the inner stress when the earthquake force a strong Lateral force
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