We used a traditional Japanese wood preservation technique called Shou Sugi Ban on the post and beam structure of this building.
Dealing with the constraints of a challenging lot led to an unusual but interesting and very functional design.
The views have to be the highlight of this home. Situated on a hill overlooking pastures and woods to the West, the home is oriented to capture both warmth from the South and the sunset in the west.
The main pavilion, with a raised stage in the center and a wing on either side, is a post and beam structure built using local hemlock. The timber framing, including the trusses, was done in our shop and transported to the site for final assembly.
This home is constructed with hempcrete. Hempcrete is a biocomposite material composed of hemp fiber and a lime based binder. For more detailed information on hempcrete see our blog post.