Thursday, May 5, 2016

Patkau Architects, Canada

Heavy timber post-and-beam construction is the traditional Salish building technique. The structure of the Seabird Island School is a large-scale, engineered-wood interpretation of this building method. Because the complexity and scale of the design were beyond the construction experience of the band members who were to erect the school, a detailed framing model was made to describe the geometry of the structure in three dimensions and to supplement conventional two-dimensional construction documents.

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Patkau Architects

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