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Gulf Islands Residence modern-exterior

Gulf Islands Residence

South Side of the House

Photo by Ivan Hunter

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September 25, 2013
susanrobertson wrote:
Where would I get such a huge beam? - We are building a contemporary home similar to the one below, a huge beam across the front would look gorgeous.
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They are called glulams, which are manufactured using dimensional lumber. You can google for various manufacturers in the US and Canada. We used Structurlam, one of the best Glulam manufacturers in North America.
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Alaskan yellow cedar beams lend log cabin style to the final design. “The job of an architect is very complicated," Pearson says. "You have to be cost conscious; understand structure, materials, design; and combine all that into something you really can build. There’s contracts and legal structures around a project. Then you have to balance the criteria of what a client wants, the site, the regulations — you have to solve that puzzle."Coming up with the initial sketch, Pearson says, can take a week to three weeks.
One of the client's requirements was an all-glass exterior, and that is evident in this view of the house. What is also apparent is how the house is striated, with stone walls and smaller windows on the lower level and large wood beams and surfaces on the main floor above.

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