Scissor Truss Straw Bale House Roof

Completed in summer 2018 this was a collaborative project with Will Schofield, Heather Scott and Kai Venus Demetrio. the Structure is a Nebraska straw bale, where the walls are load bearing. This design had some limitations, the overall height could not exceed 4m and the building has a span of 9m. Because of this and wanting to keep maximum head room internally we opted for the scissor truss design. Using CNC cut spreader plates and locally sourced Douglas fir.