Japanese studio Sandwich wraps a passive solar home in diagonal wood offcuts
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Three truckloads of timber were assembled on a diagonal plan to create a facade that is both rustic and modern, making a feature of the varying tones and widths of wood. Designer Kodai hopes the project will encourage more architects to specify timber offcuts, "The Japanese timber industry is weakening due to the cheap supply of timber from abroad and there are many lumber mills that carry unsold timber stocks," he said. "These leftover timbers are very difficult to make profitable, as any kind...