Thursday, July 01, 2021

Long Studio garden/barn office

 
It's always interesting to see what kind of office structure architects build for themselves. Here is Long Studio, somewhere between a garden office and a barn (37 square metres), the workspace of architects 30X40 Design Workshop in Maine, New England, USA, headed up by founder Eric Reinholdt. Outside it's clad in aluminium, inside it's line with Douglas fir, and there are marvellous views through the windows to the woodland around it. It's a multi-use space which has also doubled up as a music room for his children, as well as featuring a huge firewood store at one end, and storage space at other for gardening tools. Eric also films his YouTube architect tutorials in here. Here's what he says about it:

Designed as a standalone multi-functional structure, the studio outbuilding was conceived of as a stage set and a “lens for the seasons.” Large and small apertures provide controlled views to the surrounding environment and the interior becomes a canvas for changing light patterns, sky conditions, snow and wind. Part teaching tool - to help educate clients – and part learning lab, the studio is a place made for improvisation and experimentation.
His videos are excellent and the two below focus on how and why the office was set up originally, and update what's been happening since it was built. Well worth a watch.


Photos: Trent Bell and Eric Reinholdt

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