Thursday, March 27, 2008

Studios - fernlund + logan

Two nice studios from New York architects fernlund + logan. First (exterior above and interior below, photos by Christoph Kicherer) the Sag Studio, Guilford, CT. Here's what they say:
"The studio was built at the wooded end of a 1-acre lot, belonging to an old, federal-style house. The building is approached by a winding path from the garden and through the trees. By submerging the studio in a natural slope, the building's presence in the landscape has been minimized. The interior reveals unexpectedly high ceilings and a large north-facing skylight, which brings the tree canopy and sky into the room. Glass doors facing east and south frame selected views of trees and wetlands. The wood-clad exterior, painted gray and combined with lead-coated copper roofing, results in a building that recedes into its surroundings."
And below (photos by Solveig Fernlund) Studio, Guilford, Connecticut. Here's what they say:
"The house originally designed by Tony Smith in the 50's consists of a main building, a guesthouse on stilts accessible from a ramp and a swimming pool built around a rock that marks the high point on the coast. A studio / utility building has been added to the site replacing a derelict structure in the hillside. It consists of a structure of cast-in-place reinforced concrete following the contour lines of the hill with only 3 feet of the back wall and roof visible from the main building. No exterior or interior finishes have been added and a planted "green roof" integrates the structure to the garden. A cantilevered walkway serves as an outdoor corridor connecting the two separate functions of studio and mechanical room."
Another nice spot by Bill Kratz.

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