Do you know what post and beam architecture is? The process of building with heavy timbers such as timber framing, post and lintel or pole building framing. Preserved over centuries, the model is illustrated beautifully in the project below, a house realized by Huf Haus studio. Usually, the facades with their rich embellishments attract us to the building. But, behind them stands a structured and extremely smart, advanced design. ‘The timber framed construction is nick named the ‘Skeleton Construction’. This term is taken from the human skeleton, which just like the timber frame is a self-supporting structure. All other components such as the wall panels, ceilings, floors and roofs are supported by the structure.’, the architects explained on their website. The innovative post and beam architecture has a fascinating, as well as, expressive look. Wooden beams warmed with generous glazing form a visual gateway to the environment nearby creating a wonderful living space and experience.
From ancient times through to the 19th Century, post and beam architecture dominated from north of the Alps. The brilliant destiny of the timber framed house is justified by the benefits of the raw wood material.