109th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Expanding The View

Cottonwood Cabins: An Investigating into Screw Laminated Mass Timber Construction

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Erik Sommerfeld

It has been argued that the most significant, yet troubling, legacy of modernism has been the specialization of the various elements of building once directed and harmonized by the master builder.1 Relegating buildings to an individual specialist has inevitably created more complicated building assemblies requiring each material to handle only a particular function. If we are to overcome this oversight, a more complex building methodology should replace these complicated building systems dominating building construction today.2


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