Lumber is a sacrifice of nature to build structures for our needs. With each stroke of the saw, we utilize it in a way the strength is maximized to increase longevity. Wood is warm, comforting, soft.
Low profile strength, that doesn’t require much for it to be strong.
Steel is sleek, sophisticated and an advancement in humanity/architecture.
Versatile — can take many different forms — it’s static and resilient.
This is where we have all the fun. Lumber, steel, concrete are the body of a garden, and foliage is the personality.