Xclusive Ug today with our ‘Travel Diaries we look at the new modern structural buildings that wood aint a thing for only log cabins.

The Chicago studio by Gang

The Chicago studio by Gang


Chicago firm Studio Gang (led by 2014 AD Innovator Jeanne Gang) lent its eco-conscious talents to a new home for the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, at Kalamazoo College, in Michigan, which opened this fall to resounding praise. Cordwood masonry on the Y-shaped center’s façades provides a note of visual intrigue and rustic charm, all while helping capture more carbon than was emitted in the building process.
A detail of the cordwood masonry and porthole-like windows that distinguish the Arcus Center’s façade.

Clean - lined gem of a modern home

Clean – lined gem of a modern home


Sixteen massive wood piles support this clean-lined gem of a home (called Northwest Harbor) in East Hampton, New York, designed by Sag Harbor–based Bates Masi Architects. Rising six feet above sea level, the 1,900-square-foot, one-story residence accommodates a carport and ample outdoor space despite a tight footprint.