Project Description


Tutukaka, New Zealand



Paul Roberts, M.D. of 2build says “the curved laminated beams, capped with a curved roof to enhance the building’s elegance against its coastal backdrop was an architectural challenge”. TimberLab took on the assignment and manufactured the structurally engineered curved beams specific to the building, transported them to site and craned them into position. “The gentle curve made the laminated beams just ooze with warmth and style. It’s a shame to put a roof on top.”

The upper curve was pre-formed in and the lower section is an inverted draped curve.“The clients wanted to create something special and thought that the exposed laminated beams would give it that wow factor with continual flow and form. The beams continue protruding through the wall and out under the covered decked areas where they are treated to external grade. TimberLab really has risen to meet the challenge that this job demands.”