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Green-Roofed Washington Weaving Studio is a Daylit Dream

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 22, 2011 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Green Roof | 2 Comments

Weaving Studio, prentiss architects, san juan islands, art studio, green roof, daylighting

The client sought to build a studio [1] where all of her tools, equipment and looms could be set in one building. She also wanted to have an extra bedroom and bathroom for guests, a way to display her work in a gallery-like setting, and space to hold meetings and workshops. Prentiss Architects [2] solved these challenges by designing a long daylit space with views of the water. A back wall contains built-in storage with sliding doors to hide away equipment and materials when she needed the space. Surrounding the main workspace are a dying room, an office, and a bathroom. Tucked behind the workspace and into the side of the hill is a sewing room and an extra bedroom.

The wet room, where the weaver dyes her materials, has large doors that open to the outdoors to allow for quick and easy ventilation. Daylighting [3] streams in through the large front windows and the skylights on the roof, which illuminate the back sewing room and the bedroom. The roof of the main part of the building is covered in grass [4], which insulates the building and infiltrates rainwater.

+ Prentiss Architects [2]

Via ArchDaily [5]

Images © Jay Goodrich [6]/Prentiss Architects

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[1] studio: http://inhabitat.com/village-underground-subway-cars-studio-space/

[2] Prentiss Architects: http://www.prentissarchitects.com/Site/Pages/Weaving-Studio.vp

[3] Daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/category/daylighting

[4] the building is covered in grass: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[5] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/118485/weaving-studio-prentiss-architects/

[6] Jay Goodrich: http://www.jaygoodrich.com/

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