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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hollander Floor

Other than a few joists in the corners and a couple of small beams by the stairway, this is the completed main floor timber frame.  There are 7×14′s that were rescued from a dilapidated pig barn, 2 1/2 x 12′s … Continue reading

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Final Configuration

Here is the final design for the Hollander house. Other than, perhaps, a few floorplan tweaks, this is what we are fabricating. The timber frame is being constructed in Whitefish, Montana, and we will be shipping the home to New … Continue reading

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First Proposal

This was the first formal proposal we made to the Hollanders.  At this stage, we are still concerned with the overall footprint and finalizing the square footages, etc.  Once we finalize all that, then we can turn our attention to … Continue reading

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Initial Floorplan

This was the first floorplan we developed.  While the overall configuration of the home would stay very similar to this, big changes where about to be mandated.  The idea behind this was to have two wings with a passthrough area … Continue reading

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Roof Concepts

So, now that we have a reciprocating floor design that works with the timbers we have, it was time to start developing possible rooflines.  This video shows the myriad configurations that we worked through, all sitting on what would be … Continue reading

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Studies in Reciprocation

As we continue to develop a design proposal, one of our team becomes fascinated with the concept of reciprocation in timbered construction. In layman terms, a reciprocation design is one where each timber rests on it’s neighbor and their interconnectedness … Continue reading

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Initial Concepts

So, how does the process start? Well, for the Hollanders, it started with an internet search and a Facebook page. The Winograd Cabin had been written up in a very nice article in Timberhome Living; after seeing the imagery of … Continue reading

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Hollander House, the beginning

Welcome to the story of the Hollander House. This is a story with everything a hollywood screenwriter could hope for. From unmitigated joy and excitement, to intense late night design sessions, from gut busting entertainment to stress induced frustrations, from … Continue reading

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This is an HD animation that was constructed for an urban center design concept (not our design, we were commissioned for the animation).  To date, the largest Sketchup model we have  constructed.  This is part 1 of a 3 part … Continue reading

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Welcome to the OTB Designworks Blog

After a lot of time and energy, We finally have our blog up and running! I guess that now is when the hard work starts. Having never blogged before, there will be some growing pains as we find our voice, … Continue reading

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