Loft Library

Loft Library

Location:  Loft Library, Walthamstow

ArchitectArboreal Architecture

Growing the Use of Wood

 

TimberWorks case studies are published by the Timber Trade Federation, as part of its mission to grow the use of wood.  The Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, to which all its members must adhere, has been recognised widely for its rigour and independent audits.  Procuring wood products from a TTF member thus represents ‘Timber you can Trust’.  The Federation also drives continuous improvement, such as its actions to promote accurate product descriptions for plywoods, treated timber products, timber cladding and flooring.  Look for the TTF Responsible Purchasing logo and find a member here.

Project Information

Location:  Loft Library, Walthamstow

ArchitectArboreal Architecture

Responsible Sourcing

Growing the Use of Wood

 

TimberWorks case studies are published by the Timber Trade Federation, as part of its mission to grow the use of wood.  The Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, to which all its members must adhere, has been recognised widely for its rigour and independent audits.  Procuring wood products from a TTF member thus represents ‘Timber you can Trust’.  The Federation also drives continuous improvement, such as its actions to promote accurate product descriptions for plywoods, treated timber products, timber cladding and flooring.  Look for the TTF Responsible Purchasing logo and find a member here.

Structural bookcases carry weighty tomes

Every centimetre of space counts in city living.  On a tight budget, this design by Arboreal Architecture makes use of the structural strength of engineered Spruce plywood to replace the former proliferation of diagonal cross-brace roof trusses taking up space within the roof of the 1980s end of terrace house.  Creating the arches also liberates further space for use.  Fulfilling the client’s brief to create library storage, the space between each arch is filled with shelves.  Re-configuring the loft space also leaves sufficient room for a small bench and office/study.

 

Detailed measurements were taken to create the curved arches; the stiffness of the 18mm plywood performing the same function as the previous trusses. CNC cutting ensured absolute precision.

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