In the production of solid timber houses made of cross laminated timber, so called CLT, whole wall elements are first built, into which recesses for windows and doors are made. Today these pieces are mainly used for chipping and energy recovery.
Me and colleague Marc Hoogendijk wanted to turn the perspective around and see the outputs as a resource and a raw material for new products. Something that immediately struck us was the value of the striped structure that CLT is made of through its cross gluing. Partly a visual value but also functional if predominantly hard-wearing end-grain timber is used. We went to Almedalsgolv with our innovative method and through this new collaboration we have created KL+, entirely made of up cycled Swedish wood from house production. (Almedalsgolv, 2022)