Construction steadily progresses on our project in the Austrian Alps. This month the cross laminated timber (CLT) frames have been assembled. In the first image we see the existing timber barn with the newly designed roof structure where ornate timber trusses continue to follow the language of the surrounding barns.

Beneath this CLT structure, we have uncovered the old timber underneath and wanted to reflect the traditions of this rich material language in the new roof. The rusticated timber roof presents traditional detailing with a practical typology and stylized roof ends.

The birch elements are nailed together and we see the CLT ‘box’ below the roof with the internal space following a cross shaped corridor system.

Moving into the sunroom, much of the CLT will be left exposed, with large overhangs over the building, extending the height of the room. Large window sections will frame the views to the external hills beyond. Perforated timber cladding wraps around the outside of the building with an aim for the building to be completed by the end of the year.