sLender – lean timber housing
Museum of Estonian Architecture
Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam
“sLender – lean timber housing” at the Museum of Estonian Architecture exhibition “The houses that we need”, curated by Jarmo Kauge
The so-called Lender house is a type of timber rental housing built at the beginning of the 20th century that is unique to Tallinn. A hundred years later our wish is to bring timber housing back to Tallinn in a way suitable for the 21st century. We are looking for ways to innovate the construction and advance the architectural quality of contemporary housing by using engineered timber – glulam and CLT.
The builing is built out of repetitive timber elements, mass produced on contemporary automated timber manufacturing lines. All the elements are produced without cut-outs, almost eliminating left-overs that at the moment amount to around 10% off the manufactured material.