Building with Whole Trees

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Sixteen years ago Mr. Gundersen started building a simple A-frame house here for his first wife and their son, Ian, now 15.(via)

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Building With Whole Trees

“Curves are stronger than straight lines,” he explained. “A single arch supporting a roof can laterally brace the building in all directions.”

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(Phoenix Desert Museum)
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(Phoenix Desert Museum)

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