Artius Interior Products recently completed a 6,500-square-foot residential project in Vagator, North Goa, using raw structural timber, Douglas fir, and glulam construction techniques.
The project, the first in India, showcases Artius’ commitment to excellence in construction and environmentally friendly practices. The building faced high wind speeds and loads and was located in seismic zone III. The framework was created using post and beam construction, with glulam columns and beams attached to a concrete foundation. Canadian Douglas fir wood was chosen for its stability, fire resistance, and aesthetics. The MSR grading system was used to measure lumber strength, and connectors like knee and rib plates were used to connect vertical and horizontal members of the frame.
Artius carefully selected materials and methods to ensure a sturdy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing building. Glulam and Canadian Douglas fir wood were used, along with connectors, glass cladding, skylights, and waterproofing membranes. The production process involved kiln-dried lumber, finger-jointed pieces, and hydraulic press assembly. Glulam was treated with pressure to enhance durability and weathering resistance, making it ideal for outdoor structures like bridges and pavilions.
Overall, this remarkable job by Artius will be a benchmark in the Indian design industry.
Via: Elle Decor
Last modified: July 17, 2023