The design concept of Rumah Papan Cililitan was that of a mix between traditional design and modern contemporary finish. Our client wanted to experiment with Mass Timber as both a construction material and a total knock down, prefabricated building component. With pride, our client states that he is able to tear down his home-office at any time and relocate whenever and wherever he wants.

The Purpose of this Project was to test Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) as both a construction system and a construction material.
As a construction system, we wanted to prove that Mass Timber building components are efficient and easy to install with no special skills required. The results have shown that building with Mass Timber is an effective system as it is; easy to handle, quicker to install, with no special skills required.
As a building material, we really wanted to bring CLT & Glulam onto the field, where we can test the material out of the labs and force them to go under construction site stresses. Thus far, our CLT & Glulam has proven to be very durable & eco friendly.

Rumah Papan Cililitan is one of our project in the busy center of East Jakarta.  It is a simple 2-storey home office where our client has decided to incorporate Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) on the second floor in order to create a rich, creative, and natural working environment in the hopes of boosting productivity and higher standards of living.

The results are very pleasing, as the construction process has proven many benefits when using prefabricated items upon installation. Some key benefits include a quicker build, almost 10x quicker than conventional methods of construction. Within 2 hours, construction workers were able to start working on the second floor of the building. If our client decided to use concrete as a floor, we would have to wait for the concrete to dry over a 10-day period before we can use it as a platform to commence with further construction. Moreover, we only needed screws and steel plates to connect the panels and beams with one another. There was not much need for cutting and shaping of the beams and panels on site. This implies that the construction site was a lot cleaner & quieter when compared to conventional construction methods.

Our CLT & Glulam is durable and also only 20% of the weight of concrete, which makes the material a lot easier to handle. The road accessibility of the project site was very small which meant that we could not have used large sized panels and cranes to lift them into place. We used 1.2 x 2,4 m panels, which were easily lifted manually by hand.