Lodges, Cabins & Off-Grid Retreats: Designing and Building with Pre-fabricated Western Red Cedar
December 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1 LEARNING HOUR | AIBC 1 CORE LU | AIA 1 LU | BC HOUSING 1 CPD, INFORMAL
With the global imperative to move to a low carbon economy, the way buildings are designed, manufactured, and built is a key component. In this session, we will look at the considerations for low embodied carbon and high carbon sequestering buildings, at prefabricated interlocking wood building systems and with a specific focus on lodges (e.g., cultural, golf, fishing, yoga), cabins, and off-grid retreat projects.
In particular, we will learn about the structurally durable and aesthetically beautiful material of choice: Western Red Cedar, which is sustainably sourced and processed in British Columbia. Further discussion will be around the architectural design guidelines of prefabricated interlocking building systems – perfect for building on islands, water-access lots or other remote locations, while leaving a low ecological impact.
This session will be presented by an industry professional from Panabode International Ltd.
- Learn about the designing and building advantages of using Prefabricated Interlocking Building Systems for Lodges, Cabin and Off-Grid Retreat projects. Particular attention will be made for off-grid and remote building considerations.
- Learn about common log wood species, the particular benefits of using Western Red Cedar– including how the wood is sustainably sourced, the machine milling process, the air- drying method, and care and maintenance.
- Learn why we need to consider more than operating emissions for designing low embodied carbon and high carbon sequestering buildings, and why wood is the material of choice.
- Discuss the architectural design guidelines of interlocking building system packages – including design trends and styles, thermal properties, natural settling of logs, care and maintenance, and other building materials required to complete the enclosure.