Cross Laminated Timber Home
This modern home in Oregon was built using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), which is a self-supporting heavy wood panel material made by gluing together solid-sawn lumber in overlapping panels. The result is a sustainable, carbon-sequestering, and extremely high-quality building material.
It is no surprise that CLT was suggested by London-based architect Alan Morris for this project, who is well versed in building with Cross Laminated Timber in the United Kingdom. Designed around the concept of a small box supporting a larger box, the self-supporting properties of CLT allowed the upper living area to float over the landscape, cantilevered out from the smaller garage below.
“One of the opportunities with CLT is that you can enjoy wood for what it is. Why would you put wood in a wall and then cover it with cladding on the outside and drywall on the inside? You have lost the wood, haven’t you? With CLT you really get to see the beauty of wood and live with it. CLT is not an inexpensive choice, but you get very good value for the money in my opinion; what you really need is a good installation team, which New Energy Works absolutely has.”
Alan Morris Architect