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TRAUMHAUS

Location
NSW

Timeline
2016-17

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Close to Lake Illawara, this duplex is the first of a series of innovative house types branded as ‘TRAUMHAUS’.  The almost identical houses are constructed out of CLT (cross laminated timber), a product coming originally from Austria and being fairly new to the Australian market. Being solid timber and therefore structural, it is being used for walls, floors and roof structure and allows for different design solutions, eliminating many beams and posts needed in conventional construction methods and thus leading to very light and open spaces. Wherever possible, the CLT timber surfaces are exposed and finished with a transparent lime wash to maintain the visibility of the timber grain, which adds warmth to the interior while at the same time being very cost effective.