On Any Given Sunday Afternoon

On Any Given Sunday Afternoon

Knowing my economic limitations when I was a good bit younger I pretty much had honed my ability to defer gratification to the point where even the thought of owning a dependable vehicle didn’t cross my mind. I was 24 years old, teaching during the day and pursuing my...
Noticed Details

Noticed Details

Since the publication of Timber Frame Hybrids in 2008 a surprising number of those who have read the book have questioned me about my work with dogs. Some have even sought more information about my “vintage but cherry” Suzuki Titan motorcycle. Both of these details...
CHANGES, Part 9

CHANGES, Part 9

The Rise of the Hybrid In construction, the term “hybrid” refers to the combination of major methods or types of fabrication. Almost all structures are a mix of methods or types, e.g., masonry foundation  or basement and stick-built platform walls and...
CHANGES,  Part 8

CHANGES, Part 8

The Impact of the CNC Machine In 1995 I received a fold-out postcard of sorts. Actually, it was an invitation from Hans Hundegger to come to Germany as his guest to inspect a heavy timber CNC machine which he wanted to market to North American timber framers. On the...
CHANGES, Part 7

CHANGES, Part 7

Form of Projects In the early years our projects, as well of those of our contemporaries, were residential and most of them were of a traditional form or style. I think the most heavily used were the saltbox, cape cod and “barn home”. It was a limited palette....

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