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13 Wooded Wonders That Will Inspire You

Photo by Angus Martin; project by Craig Steere Architects (CSA)

13 different projects. 13 topographical challenges. One exceptionally beautiful wood. The species in question is none other than western red cedar, nature’s more versatile building material.

A vacation home for an environmentally conscious, latter–day version of the Brady Bunch in California, a deceptively large waterfront family residence overlooking a beautiful Norwegian archipelago and a Tsunami-proof beach house in Washington are just a few of the projects featured in the latest edition of The Cedar Book.

Photo by Eric De Witt; Project by Lucid Architecture (www.lucidarc.com)

Project by Lucid Architecture (www.lucidarc.com)

Celebrating naturalistic luxury and innovative design, this year’s theme is “At One With Nature”. Which means all 13 projects showcased are in direct dialogue with their natural surroundings. Playing a key role in this mergence between progressive design and environment is the use of western red cedar. See how these rock stars of sustainable architecture did it: https://www.realcedar.com/resources/brochures-literature/

“Western red cedar provided the function required, but most of all it offered the color and natural beauty that truly enhanced the visual rewards that this home offers.”
– Craig Steere, Architect

“The idea was to use a natural material that had inherent warmth and character, something that was humble, yet elegant.”
– Jeff Jordon, Architect

“Western red cedar was chosen to enhance the ‘natural’ qualities of the house by its colors and textures.”
– Chan-Li Lin, Architect

“The clients wanted durable, low-maintenance materials and the cedar fit right in with that requirement.”
– Dan Nelson, Architect

“Cedar was used on the exterior due to its natural resistance to water, decay and insects. Cedar is also sustainably harvested, which met the desires of the client to use sustainable materials wherever possible.”
– Nick Snyder, BCJ Project Manager

Get the full story behind each of these wooded beauties and find out how Real Cedar can enhance your next project: www.realcedar.com