Residential Design

VOL.6 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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because it keeps things simpler. Then we can focus on the big moves and still do smaller refined things along the way." Tedd puts it another way: "The challenge for architects is to let go of trying to control everything. Here we are totally invest- ed in making really good building performance envelopes and iterating and perfecting. The question is, 'can we get architects to leave it alone?' In Sweden, you don't find architects worrying about the envelopes and assemblies—they can rely on compa- nies to deliver those. They're designing spaces and buildings." Perhaps architects could let go of some control, if there were more forward-thinking factories like Bensonwood in the United States. Bensonwood's factory-built timber framing dovetails with Ingrained Woodworking's custom screens and other trim. The screens frame the lake view while also shading the living area from western sun. 32 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 6, 2018 CASE STUDY

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