The wood house above was designed according to the specification of the client. The idea is to have a big great room. The plan was to build this house in Kern County, CA, which is located in Seismic zone At the beginning of the project, a major challenge that was identified was how to design the connection details for wood to stand strong without quaking and keep the great room as big and open as possible.

We arrived at the solution to this challenge by running calculation and analysis and considering the location of the site, Seismic, and the climate conditions such as snow and wind loads, so we managed to develop a design with proper structure and pulled out the permit from the County. Putting all factors into consideration. We tried as much as possible to give our client what he wants, putting location, climate and the strength of design structure into consideration. Wood house is perfect for children to grow up in as it can be modified easily to accommodate an additional bedroom, playroom, storage space or bathroom.

If you are planning to have your unique wood house structure, we would be delighted to assist in the design. All you have to do is to contact us and we will take it up from there.




  March 2017


  Kern County, California