OLINDA TEA HOUSE
Winner of The Engineered Timber Products Award, 2011
As a pavilion, the building utilizes a ‘floating’ butterfly roof form atop expansive glazed walls and surrounded by generous timber-planked decks to enhance the indoor-outdoor transition.
The main structural timber elements including roof beams and posts are engineered laminated pine. The ceiling is plywood.
The butterfly roof was designed not only to complement the building’s natural forest setting, but also to allow for maximum natural light to enter the building, the collection of rainwater and the installation of solar panels.
Cutek was used for glulam beams and plywood ceiling.
Source: Australian Institute of Architects – architecture.com.au