Haus Gables is a residential, single-family home designed by Atlanta and Boston-based architect, Jennifer Bonner / MALL. The project was completed on a 24-foot-wide plot of land in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, just a few steps away from the Atlanta Beltline. The 2,200 square-foot home, which Bonner has affectionately named Haus Gables, has an exaggerated gabled roof structure consisting of a cluster of six gable roofs combined to form 87 unique panels that make up the exterior and interior walls, floors and roof. It is one of a handful of houses built out of this type of construction in the United States.
Bonner, an Associate professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, has an interest in working with innovative materials such as Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and therefore chose Kingspan’s high performance Kingspan Kooltherm K20 Concrete Sandwich Board as part of the wall assembly of Haus Gables. CLT is a prefabricated, durable and lightweight wood material that is produced by gluing stacked layers of lumber together in alternate directions to create one solid panel.