Thursday, 23 December 2010

Trestle House - Modular Constructed House With A Tight Budget

Tyler Engle Architects have designed this Trestle House, A modular constructed house design with a very tight budget and very difficult construction conditions. The Trestle House is located on a steeply slopping sight so innovative structural systems and modular construction were used.

Its name is chose due to the foundation system while the budget economy was achieved by the use of a 12’ x 16’ grid creating a short structural span and standard 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood which is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional Japanese Tatami mat module.

These material looks very natural even though it isn’t and comfy for living. The interior continuous the theme of naturalism so materials that were used there are wood, stone and their imitations.

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