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timber frame cabin VRS


timber frame cabin VRS


A cottage - timber frame cabin with four bedrooms and an area of 80 square meters has the potential for transformation into a year-round residence by providing additional insulation. Its expansive roof offers a comfortable refuge from intense sunlight, wind, and rainfall. Spacious covered terraces are situated at both ends of the building, providing discrete spaces for relaxation amidst the natural surroundings.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

On the first floor, you'll find a seamlessly connected living room and kitchen leading to an expansive covered terrace, perfect for hosting outdoor grilling and social gatherings. At the heart of the layout, a striking spiral staircase is flanked by the intriguing presence of a live-fire sauna stove. Adjacent to the staircase, a dedicated sauna area boasts its own outdoor terrace, offering a serene space for relaxation. The floor plan also incorporates a convenient shower, toilet, and a compact dressing room in close proximity. Noteworthy are the windows shape, with a lower sill aligned with the kitchen work surface and an upper jamb at shoulder height, facilitating the addition of extra shelves above the glazed section for practical storage.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

Ascend to the loft to find four charming small bedrooms, adaptable to various functions, for example study or game room. The absence of load-bearing function for the partition walls enables easy room combinations to create more expansive living spaces. Illuminating the rooms are skylights, offering a connection to the celestial beauty above, allowing you to gaze at the stars and relish the sounds of birdsong while nestled in bed.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

timber frame cabin log house VRS

timber frame cabin log house VRS

The narrow horizontal line of windows provides a panoramic view from the inside while expanding the functional use of the space. In contrast with the vertical lines of the glazed door, a balance has been found in the composition of the facade.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

Rear facade, omitting a patio floor, provides space for the cultivation of a delightful shrub or flower bed for a more organic and inviting environment, where greenery becomes an integral part of the facade's visual charm.


Timber frame construction

timber frame cabin log house VRS

The foundations of the insulated part of the building - a reinforced, insulated concrete slab on the ground, the terraces rest on screw piles. The wooden structures initiate with an internal load-bearing solid timber frame, showcasing the artistry of classic joinery.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

The original design embraced 90 mm beams throughout, seamlessly integrating the thermal efficiency of a log structure with the versatility of a timber frame building, emphasizing both insulation and design flexibility. In the current revision, a shift is observed, opting for 60x600 mm Tongue-and-Groove Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels for sheathing. This choice represents a contemporary update, enhancing structural integrity while preserving the essence of the original design.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

Here you can see first insulation envelope - 60 mm Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels for both walls and roofs in the building. The uniformity in material ensures consistency in thermal performance and structural integrity. Skylight bays also feature 60 mm CLT components, providing a cohesive design that combines efficiency with a contemporary aesthetic.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

Second insulation envelope gained by placing a 25 mm Tongue-and-Groove (T&G) fiberboard layer above the 60 mm Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. This dual-layer approach ensures continuous insulation, fostering heightened thermal properties. Extra insulation may be applied here.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

The work on the framework ends with the cladding of the external boards on the air gap battens, and the external framework, which forms the shape and overall image of the building.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

In the original version of the building, the internal load-bearing decorative frame is sheathed with 90 mm beams. A gap between the beams is left for the filling of insulation, covered with battens on both sides.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

Using identical cladding for both walls and roofs significantly increases the total thermal mass of the building, with the added benefit of regulating the microclimate through the substantial amount of wood.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

The outer frame is affixed to the sturdy beam walls.


timber frame cabin log house VRS

timber frame cabin log house VRS

timber frame cabin log house VRS

timber frame cabin log house VRS

timber frame cabin

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