© Florian Holzherr
It is rare that a structure can be as clearly perceived as it is in this cowshed in the foothills of the Upper Bavarian Alps. The framework, featuring a 2.40-m centre-to-centre distance between members, is put together from simple structural elements. The mostly compression-stressed columns and struts and the flexurally stressed beams are of rough-sawn solid timber of grade S 10, felled in the nearby forest belonging to the clients. Both tensile horizontal tie beams are of S 355 round bar steel and have a diameter of 16 mm. Cleats clarify the mechanics of the junctions and nodes.