House of Cedar - Design Bureau

House of Cedar

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

By John Dugan

If this cedar frame house by Japan's Suga Atelier looks simple, it isn't, really. The firm (which is named for a popular type of Japanese Cypress) developed a new technique that combines classic woodframe construction with the strength of modern steel bolts. It reminds me a bit of playground construction. The numerous beams, some have said, are reminders of Japanese barns—to which I say, I know nothing about Japanese barns, but I like the sturdy look.  

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