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Timbering up for Austrian weather

Architect Bruce Nichol's house in Austria is an elegant and fundamentally simple structure which was economical to build and will be thermally efficient to run.His use of softwood in a harsh climate is an inspiring example which deserves to be copied in the UK Austria may conjure up picture postcard images in people's minds, but it does not exactly have a gentle climate. Summers are hot, winters are cold and snowy, autumn can be very foggy. So the fact that a British architect has built ...

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