This building is an extension of an existing residence, but can also function as an independent building. The client wished the layout of the building to be changeable; the architect’s solution, to utilise laminated wooden trusses as a load-bearing construction, became the guiding principle in the further development of the design.
The basic wooden frame construction was completed within a week, and then combined with other prefab wooden elements to create floors, facades and ceilings. A limited budget, in addition to the wishes of the client, gives the building an extremely straightforward appeal -- a discipline born of scarcity. The load-bearing design is visible in every part of the interior, and is carried forward through the overall use of unfinished wooden elements, giving the interior spaces an atmosphere of warmth and comfort throughout the building.
Two large pivot doors placed in the living area can swing open to provide an attractive view of the entire building from front to back. Unfinished sheets of corrugated aluminium make up both the roof and sides of the building. A gutter, which can clog with fallen leaves and is often difficult to keep clean, is not necessary; the rainwater merely runs down the grooves of the aluminium siding and into the ground.