Haraka Haraka Residence
Amongst The Trees: Mountain retreat supported by structural timber
This private single-family residence is nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. The main house and the separate guest house consist of a concrete lower level with a wood-framed superstructure for the upper level framing. Timber framing elements include timber trusses and purlins, bents, and rafters for the roof framing, as well as portions of the main floor framing.
DCI designed the heavy timber elements and joinery for the buildings’ gravity loads.
- Daylit walk-out basements for both the main house and guest house.
- Steel components installed throughout the residence and hidden from direct view.
- Project located in a special high wind design region.