Haus Gables, a new ground-up residential project designed and developed by architectural designer Jennifer Bonner, director of MALL, has recently completed construction in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The 2,200-square-foot home is one of only two residences in the country made of cross-laminated timber (CLT), a durable wood material produced by gluing together layers of lumber that alternate in direction. For this single-family home adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline, a cluster of six gable roofs are combined to form a single roof. In an attempt to rework spatial paradigms of the past, such as Le Corbusier’s free plan and Aldof Loos’s raumplan, Bonner offers the roof plan as a way to organize architecture. Here, the roof plan establishes rooms, catwalks, and double height spaces in the interior by aligning these spaces to ridges and valleys in the roof above. In this case, the floorplan is a result of the roof.
2,200 sq ft
2 bed 2 bath
Designated exterior spaces, including a 130 sq ft. terrace integrated into the volume of the house and a deck extending to the back yard
-One of only two houses in the country made of CLT
-Exterior and interior walls covered in novel faux finishes
-Rooms and spaces are aligned to ridges and valleys in the roof