The achievements of the past for the present as a source of innovative thinking4 Timber frame construction is the joining of wooden linear elements into a space-structuring arrangement. This structure is subject to a fixed order, which can usually be traced back to a grid. The individual elements meet - on the basis of the grid - at defined joining points, which show a clear hierarchical order of the elements within the gridded axis. Depending on the components, the formation of the joints and the rhythm of the axes, different spatial structures are created. This dependency of the three structural factors: grid, element and joint evolves through several development phases from the beginning to the current state of timber construction. This material-inherent metabolism liberated the wood from dimension-barriers and directional dependencies, thus giving greater possibilities in the shaping of the individual elements, the opportunity of enlarging the grid, and the need to develop new kind of joints. However, the original properties of wood as a natural substance do not reach its full potential regarding the construction with wood-plastic materials5. While the processing and use in traditional timber construction have been adapted to the material itself, today the material is adapted to the idea. In this work, wood is examined as a structural material in the field of tension between the natural way of taking roots6 and the aid of further technical developments. The theoretical dispute in the first part provides the foundation for the subsequent formulation of a project in the second part.