Johnsen Schmaling Architects has designed an inspiring studio that allows a Country Western musician to reach into the depths of his soul to compose heart-stirring tunes. Propped on top of a vegetated concrete plinth that provides storage space, the 500 square foot steel-clad structure has glazed openings on either side of it that create a portal to the surrounding woods in Wisconsin.
A simple one story volume, the composer’s studio in Wisconsin is clad in weathering Corten steel. In addition to harmonizing with its surrounding environment, this and the remaining materials used in construction, including glass, exposed concrete and timber, was sourced locally – slashing the project’s overall carbon footprint.
Albeit contemporary, the studio is designed to match the vernacular architecture of midwestern America while also ensuring a robust structure that will easily weather the elements over time. There’s no shortage of soft daylighting thanks to the tall openings and at night, a warm, gentle glow issues from the small space – like candlelight flickering in a rustic cabin.
Via Arch Daily
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