If we are to use wood for building, Glulam is the smartest choice. It is the most sustainable way of manufacturing structural wood elements utilizing logs from 2nd & 3rd growth forests. This is really the only option for using sawn wood for large members that are beyond the feasible range of size for single sawn pieces. Glue-Laminated structural members have higher strength, better dimensional stability and the endless possibilities of shape variability.
Status: School Project
Location: Ukiah, CA, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Team work with Alix Daguin.