KANZAN HOUSE PROJECT

Architectural Marvel of KANZAN HOUSE with QB Corporation’s Glulam Beams

QB Corporation's Ridge, Rafter Glued laminated timber and Columns at Kanzan House

Building Type: Residential
Location: Blaine County, Idaho, USA
Completed 2020.
QB Corporation’s Products: Custom BeamsStock Beams.
Additional Information: Principal Architect: Jack Smith FAIA
Initial studies with Jessica Jellison AIA
Construction Documents and Construction Management: John Montoya Architect, Ensitio Design.
Photography: Gabe Border.

The KANZAN HOUSE is a custom home featuring expansive glazing and a unique truss system designed by Architect Jack Smith. QB Corporation’s high-quality glulam beams bring this structural innovation to life, providing stunning views, column-free interior spaces, and unmatched design possibilities.

The KANZAN HOUSE redefines architectural excellence’s boundaries, boasting Bald Mountain’s panoramic views through its expansive glazing. This remarkable custom home showcases the ingenuity of Architect Jack Smith and QB Corporation’s cutting-edge glulam beams. With its striking design, column-free interiors, and exceptional structural innovation, KANZAN HOUSE stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities of the Smith-modified Vierendeel truss system.

Unveiling the Smith-Modified Vierendeel Truss System:

At the heart of KANZAN HOUSE lies the revolutionary Smith-modified Vierendeel truss system. Smith’s visionary approach involves a unique bolt arrangement that reinforces each joint in the laminated wood beams. By utilizing shear forces and optimizing the layering of the beams, this ingenious truss system allows for remarkable spans, unparalleled strength, and awe-inspiring structural integrity. Notably, this innovative design surpasses the capabilities of conventional truss systems, making it a genuinely indeterminate structure that defies current computer analysis techniques.

QB Corporation’s Glulam Beams – The Epitome of Craftsmanship: 

Based in Salmon, Idaho, QB Corporation proudly supplies the exceptional glulam beams that bring KANZAN HOUSE to life. These locally sourced and processed beams, crafted with utmost precision, showcase QB Corporation’s commitment to quality and excellence. QB Corporation offers a wide range of depths, widths, lengths, textures, and finishes, ensuring that every project receives the perfect beam solution. Moreover, QB Corporation’s CNC fabrication expertise further enhances their glulam beams’ versatility and customization options.

Form Meets Function – The Artistry of KANZAN HOUSE: 

One cannot help but be captivated by the graphic lines created by KANZAN HOUSE’s wood beams. The harmonious integration of form and function is evident throughout the home’s truss system, exemplifying Architect Jack Smith’s visionary approach. QB Corporation’s collaboration with Smith allows for the realization of this artistic vision, showcasing the incredible possibilities that arise from combining innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction: 

As the third-generation leader of QB Corporation, Vice President and General Manager Michael Lane remains steadfast in delivering exceptional products while uplifting the community. Lane emphasizes QB Corporation’s unwavering dedication: “We strive to provide our customers with the finest products for their projects. While we respect the designer’s vision, our extensive experience ensures that the products we supply align seamlessly with our clients’ expectations, right down to the smallest detail.”

Experience the sheer brilliance of KANZAN HOUSE, a true architectural marvel that pushes the boundaries of design and structural innovation. With QB Corporation’s superior glulam beams and Architect Jack Smith’s visionary truss system, this custom home captivates with its dramatic views, open interior spaces, and unparalleled beauty. Discover the limitless possibilities and exceptional craftsmanship that define KANZAN HOUSE, a testament to the artistry and ingenuity of QB Corporation and Architect Jack Smith.