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To form these diagonal wooden columns, the architects used glue-laminated timber, a type of engineered wood formed by layering up multiple slices of wood and gluing them together.

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The Honeycomb Albany Bahamas | Architect Magazine | Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), HKS Architects, Michael Diggiss Architects, Bahamas, Commercial, Hospitality, Multifamily, New Construction

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Lakeside House in Texas

Here's a view of the steel and glass master bedroom as it cantilevers over the patio and yard. You can see the cantilevered concrete patio in the foreground. The structure of the building is more common to commercial construction—steel framing with metal

The contractor will spend a great deal of time looking over plans and to identify items that may be over designed. Doing so allows the facility to be built at a lower cost while maintaining integrity of the building.