ruminations about architecture and design

Thursday, July 10, 2014

things come together

Things also fall apart, but as long as there are human beings on this planet there will be small victories in the struggle against entropy and nihilism. This is something that I designed that is being built. I find that to be encouraging, although I'm trying not to be too invested in the purity of the structural system. Timberframes lend themselves to that nostalgia.

I hope this experience plays out in a positive way. I still have mixed feelings about pre-fabrication. The utilization of lumber for a project like this represents a small fraction of forestry stock. Its lifespan will probably be longer than any other structure on the property, but future inhabitants might struggle with the challenge of assigning a use to it.

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