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Douglas Fir Plywood - Expo Seattle 1962

Douglas Fir Plywood at the Exhibition Expo Seattle 1962
© Courtesy of The Seattle Public Library ( )
Architect(s) : Liddle & Jones

The unique Living for Tomorrow house, the Douglas Fir Plywood Association, which showcased the possibilities of a new approach to home building, was located on "Freedom Road" northwest of World's Boulevards.

The Practical Builder, a trade magazine, was involved in the design of the house which was created by the Tacoma architectural firm of Liddle and Jones.

The walls were made of wood panels, like corrugated paper, were rigid in one direction and flexible in the other. The results were walls that could take different shapes and could support the load of the roof. The shapes used in the house were intersecting ovals and circles.

Four large cones open to the sky crossed the roof. They were located above each major area of the house and could be turned towards the sun to reproduce the desired level of natural light.

The book art house was equipped and furnished with a specific design.

Article based on Official Books Seattle World's Fair 1962