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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, Wisconsin, weathering steel, Corten, locally-sourced materials, daylighting, woods, vernacular architecture, midwest, country western, composer, studio, green design, sustainable design, eco-design

A simple one story volume, the composer’s studio in Wisconsin is clad in weathering Corten steel [1]. 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 [2] – 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 [3] thanks to the tall openings and at night, a warm, gentle glow issues from the small space – like candlelight flickering in a rustic cabin.

+ Johnsen Schmaling Architects [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

Photos © John J. Macaulay

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[1] weathering Corten steel: http://inhabitat.com/tag/corten-steel/

[2] was sourced locally: http://inhabitat.com/tag/local-materials/

[3] soft daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/daylighting/

[4] + Johnsen Schmaling Architects: http://www.johnsenschmaling.com

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/270605/studio-for-a-composer-johnsen-schmaling-architects/

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