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Steel-Clad Studio for a Composer is an Ethereal Portal to the Woods of Wisconsin
Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 13, 2012 @ 9:01 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery | No Comments
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 
Photos © John J. Macaulay
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 weathering Corten steel: http://inhabitat.com/tag/corten-steel/
 was sourced locally: http://inhabitat.com/tag/local-materials/
 soft daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/daylighting/
 + Johnsen Schmaling Architects: http://www.johnsenschmaling.com
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/270605/studio-for-a-composer-johnsen-schmaling-architects/
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