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The Dargah Project: Zome in Place

I don’t know about you, but this is what we call “raising the roof”! — 🙌🏼

Murshid Sam Dargah Frameraising

Timber Frame Dargah Assembly Begins

A couple of days ago, we started assembling the timber frame portion of a funerary shrine for Murshid Sam.

Below are some pictures of the Dargah’s geometric floor, set with raised columns and corbels. These decorative features are also functional — they will support a zome-shaped roof, which will in turn provide shelter for visitors to Murshid Sam’s grave.

We’ve still got lots of work to do on this timber frame, and can’t wait to share more images with you as this project continues!

Columns and corbels for the Murshid Sam dargah by Wind River Timberframes

Columns and corbels for the Murshid Sam dargah by Wind River Timberframes

Columns and corbels for the Murshid Sam dargah by Wind River Timberframes

Columns and corbels for the Murshid Sam dargah by Wind River Timberframes

Columns and corbels for the Murshid Sam dargah by Wind River Timberframes

Columns and corbels for the Murshid Sam dargah by Wind River Timberframes

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Not Your Typical Timber Frame

In case you missed it, Wind River Timberframes has been busy constructing a shrine! The organic details of these pieces complement the angular geometry of the underlying zome frame in the Murshid Sam Dargah project.

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West Yellowstone Timber Frame Home featured in Timber Homes Illustrated Magazine

This beautiful timber frame home was constructed in West Yellowstone in 2014. The West Yellowstone timber frame home was featured in the April, 2016 edition of Timber Homes Illustrated magazine.

This frame raising timelapse video shows construction of the Morrison residence timber frame.

Below are some photos of the West Yellowstone timber frame home.

West Yellowstone Timber Frame Home Morrison Timber Frame Home, West Yellowstone

Timber Frame Zome for Holy Man Murshid Sam

Wind River Timberframes is currently working on the construction of a zome, which is part of a Dargah (shrine) for Holy Man Murshid Sam. As the zome design uses complex joinery, we constructed a model first to work out any issues, but we actually had very few problems to address.

The Dargah will be used to house the grave of Murshid Sam. The zome is the primary form used in the Dargah. The design is derived from sacred geometry representing the intersections of an 8 fold double helix. When viewed from above, the sphere’s edge defines the zome’s diameter. When viewed from the side, the whole of the sphere defines the height of the Dargah, with the top half protruding above a porch held by columns that wraps around the outside of the sphere.

We are excited to share these photos from the full-scale zome model. The model was constructed using local White Pine.

Murshid Sam Dargah Zome

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Timber Frame Horse Barn

Timber frame homes are great for horses, too! Last year, Wind River Timberframes constructed a timber frame home for some very lucky horses. This beautiful timber frame horse barn was built with the same quality and craftsmanship we use to build timber frames homes for our customers. Contact us today about building a timber frame barn for you!

Timber Frame Horse Barn - Wind River Timberframes

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