Downeast Dining Pavilion

Our clients were inspired by a decades-old visit to the East. Ever since, they dreamed of building a tea house. We loved the challenge of making this dream into reality.

Our largest hurdle was defining the, client provided, algorithm that described two simultaneous curves for each rafter and then converting that to 3D space. To do this, we ran the algorithm a thousand times to create a “point cloud” model of the roof surface. From there we converted the cloud-plot into a surface and then “lofted” each rafter on the shop floor – as would a boatbuilder – to convert our 3D model and cut the rafters themselves.

The result is a beautiful work of art that will inspire for generations.

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timber frame raising
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timber frame rafters
timber frame rafters
timber frame tea house

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