The Materials Book

Be Reasonable: Standard wood elements sized to do what they need to do This weekend home in Viggsö, Sweden, was designed so that a single person could carry all the materials needed from a drop-off area by the shoreline to the site on a cliff some fifty meters above the water. The main structure, made of 11.5-centimeter-thick laminated timber, was set up in three days and became the base for all further construction. The goal was to create sustainability by using only the amount of material that was strictly necessary, showing how simple, standard components can become architecture. 372 Example: Standard laminated wood beams and pillars, seen in AF. 82 / Viggsö / 1310, Viggsö, Sweden Contributed by: Arrhov Frick, Sweden