Collection of modern, minimalist, and eco friendly architectural design for your home inspiration
Page Park Architects has completed an office design project in May 2008 for Loch Lomond National Park Authority, United Kingdom. The elegant office building located in the quiet town of Balloch, on the banks of the loch, and has one of Britain’s largest post-and-beam frames.
Known for its timber projects, Page Park Architect has successfully done several buildings as well as the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment Field Station in Rowardennan, also on the banks of Loch Lomond, the National Museum of Rural Life at the edge of East Kilbride, and the Inverness Maggie’s Centre. This Loch Lomond office project was their first project which used greenwoods (untreated timber which has a lower carbon footprint than other timbers due to the lack of processing) as its structural material.
The design initially called for Sitka stress-laminated timbe since it has Sitka spruce available from within the national park. However, the Sitka spruce was proven unfeasible given the large spans needed due to shrinkage and fire-resistance issues. To cope with the problem, Buro Happold and COW developed a spruce/OSB I-box and ply-composite floor, and a ply/spruce-composite loadbearing system to support the upper storeys.
The building has also contributed to the debate on using greenwood in construction, and to Scotland’s emerging homegrown timberbuild tradition. Page talks of an ‘embryonic’ native timber industry and hopes the building will significantly propel the Scottish timber sector forward.
With tons of blueprints (over 16,000!) for different furniture designs and outdoor woodwork projectsyou can have a great insight into how to build different things with wood. In it, they tell you about wood, how to design projects, the detailed photographs, patterns, blueprints, materials list and step by step instructions on how to put build them.
The second part shows you the different tools and how to use them, and a complete guide to woodwork carpentry. And the color photographs and drawings are beautiful and show a lot of detail.
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