2008 - 2012
Paul Morgan architects
Felicetti provided Structural Design, Documentation and Supervision
The project is a small cabin in Victoria’s Central Highlands. We collaborated with the architects to harness the natural load-bearing capacity of timber found in the region by utilizing bifurcations found in tree forks. The advantage of these bifurcated joints – usually discarded in commercial tree logging – is their great inherent strength. The bifurcations were sourced from forest floors and farmland, and due to their age, were pre-seasoned. They were joined to straight columns with internal metal plates by a sculptor. So this ground fuel became building material. An internal column with radiating beams completed the structure, the complete triangulated system attaining great inherent strength.