Roundwood Timber Framing - Building Naturally Using Local Resources (Book)
- Product Review (submitted on 13 December 2010):
- The work Ben Law is doing with his roundwood timber framing innovations is fascinating and hugely important. If you still believe that a move towards the increased use of local materials will necessitate people living in hovels, this may be the book to shift your perceptions hugely. By starting his design of buildings with the materials he has around him which, given that he lives in and manages a sweet chestnut coppice in Sussex is round wood poles, he has created a new vernacular which is breathtakingly beautiful. As well as the poles, for which he has pioneered new techniques, he also incorporates strawbales, clay plasters, and other locally sourced materials. A fascinating taster of what construction could be and, on so many levels, needs to be.