In partnership with 4 other classmates, Cheyenne Bell, Ian Friedman, Sally Sohn, and Aditi Thota, we created a hoop house for a local elementary school in Homewood, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of their agricultural education program with Grow Pittsburgh. Intended to extend the growing season for a single planter bed, we used conduit, shrink plastic, bolts, and handmade hinges to build a dynamic, kid friendly enclosure complete with hinged doors, ventilation, and fully capable of being disassembled for winter storage. As part of our deliverables, we created a full construction drawing set. To see the full set click here:
Our full scale, finished hoop house built on site in the educational garden of Homewood Elementary School.
A collaged view of our hoop house at night and during the day.
A drawing of one panel, including exploded details of its joints.
An exploded axon identifying the individual panels and the triangle structure that influenced the design.
A step-by-step assembly diagram created to aid the garden caretakers in reassembling the hoop house in subsequent years.
An overhead photo taken after we finished our on-site assembly, providing an angle that clearly shows the zig-zag nature of our design.