Monday, August 29, 2011

More Fab Than PreFab

I've always maintained that pre-fab architecture is a little redundant considering a modular system, called "Lumber" already exists. This Japanese Precut Timber Construction project is somewhere in between a house being factory made and delivered and high-end, high-craft hand built home. It's another example of Japanese tradition melding perfectly with Japanese inventiveness.


Precut - Modern Japanese Timber Construction from BAKOKO on Vimeo. Via ArchDaily



I'm going to be blunt and say that I rarely hear anyone ever say "Canadian inventiveness" and clearly, pre-cut log homes don't exactly compare to a house constructed using mostly mortise and tenon joinery. Can you imagine having a home built this way? The framing is almost too beautiful to cover up.

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