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Disater Becomes Delight

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Rebuilding from the devastation of a fire, Olav and Deborah sought to have authentic timber framing in their new home including a “tower” section for a home library and office. The center feature of the tower frame is a boss pin with a pyramidal tip, wrapped with metal strapping, connected to steel rods with turnbuckles which are under tension. The structural steel rods create trusses from the boss pin to each hip (corner) of the roof. Opposite the tower, the front of the home has welcoming intimate volumes at the main entrance that lead to open living spaces with abundant natural light and egresses for easy access to the backyard oasis.