Contemporary Design Gains Momentum with New Energy Works Timberframers Timber Frame Construction

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New Energy Works Timberframers highlights contemporary timber frame design in their recent projects.

New Energy Works Timberframers' exterior diagonal bracing on this home in the Pacific Northwest allows for broad views and shading from the sun. Photo © Loren Nelson Photography

Timber framing is a versatile building technique, and it’s suitable for even the most contemporary of designs.

New Energy Works Timberframers has designed, crafted, and raised custom timber frames across the nation for 30 years. Under the direction of licensed architects in their Design Group and that of skilled independent design professionals all over the country, they offer a wealth of experience in both residential and light commercial design. Contemporary designs for home and commercial projects are gaining momentum with the company’s clients.

Timber framing is a versatile building technique, and it’s suitable for even the most contemporary of designs,” said Jonathan Orpin, Founder of New Energy Works. “Simplified roof planes, amazing timbered overhangs, and broad views are at the heart of contemporary home design.”

The contemporary timber frame project often features open plan concepts, long shed lines with soaring timbered overhangs, a dramatic use of glass, and natural materials inside and out. Great craft coupled with quality materials and efficient envelopes characterize these modern homes. To showcase timber framing as contemporary architecture, New Energy Works has created a gallery on their website.

For the project that calls for all of the contemporary elements, but without all the concrete and steel so often associated with the “modern” feel, timber framing is a model solution. “Our job is to take the project inside you and bring it out and put it on paper so you can really see it,” explained Ty Allen, Architect at New Energy Works. “Design is an experiential and personal experience. We’re excited to bring contemporary ideas to the traditional timber frame.”

New Energy Works designs and builds environmentally responsible timber frames across the USA from their New York and Oregon facilities. The company offers Timber Framing (design, engineering, manufacturing, build), Enclosure Systems, Fine Woodworking, Recycled and Sustainable wood products. New Energy Works has 2 LEED AP staff members, is a member of the US Green Building Council, and is FSC Certified.

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