The structure and guts of a home are usually hidden behind drywall, paint and wallpaper. But there are some materials that are just better off in the spotlight, to showcase their purpose. Timber beams and trusses are a great example — not only are they strong structural members, but they're also show stopping design elements.


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2. Dwell
3. Maxwan Architects
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5. Martha Stewart


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9. Northworks Architects + Planners
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