Using whole trees to build a house structure

I love this use of natural materials.

According to the Forest Products Laboratory, a whole, unmilled tree can support 50 percent more weight than the largest piece of lumber milled from the same tree. Putting this principle into practice, Whole Tree Architecture is dedicated to building with materials that lumber companies consider scrap – weed trees, also know as ‘managed forest thinnings.’ The resulting projects are beautiful displays of locally sourced and sustainably managed materials.

Source: Beautiful Buildings Made From Whole Trees | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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