Gallery: Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Sty...

 

Perched upon a mountain a short drive away from Seattle, Washington, the Cantilever House combines a small-scale commercial steel frame with stunning modern styling. According to Anderson Anderson Architects the efficient construction was created through the union of two standardized, mass produced building elements — a prefabricated steel structural frame and a structural insulated panel system (SIPS) that encloses the entire building.

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  1. jclaire December 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Nearly never shown are the beam constructs. Are cantilever beams usually V-beams or X-beams? What handles potential racking and angular stresses (earthquakes, e.g.)???

    Cheers,

    Jan Claire
    http://www.janclaire.com/architecture.html

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