Scissor truss barn_2018

A very long and narrow former chicken shed was transformed into a new dwelling for a family. Planning limitations prevented the building from increasing in size, so it was decided to opt for a scissor truss arrangement to maximise the ceiling height at the centre of the space. Constructed on site from glulam timber, the eleven scissor trusses are all subtly different introducing a structural rhythm along the length of the space. This is achieved by varying the angle of the steel tie at each structural bay, not unlike the ticking hands of a clock.

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