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* Residential Architecture: Wall + Roof Studio by Hutchison & Maul Architecture

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 30 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Wall + Roof Studio by Hutchison & Maul Architecture: “..a small potting/writing studio, an outdoor deck, and a fence to separate the driveway from the garden. The project is sited between an existing residence and a concave-shaped hillside to the northeast. Construction drawings were limited to a floor plan and two building elevations. Details were sketched onsite with the builder using a carpenter pencil on plywood..The careful placement of two architectural elements into the site creates three independent spaces. A spiraling wall placed south of the sloping hillside creates an outdoor working yard, while screening car parking from the garden. A folded plate roof placed above the outdoor deck creates an outdoor room for relaxation and cigar smoking. The overlap of wall plus roof defines a room for use as a potting shed and future writing studio..The spiraling wall is constructed of conventional 2x wood stud framing clad with 1×6 cedar drop siding stained black. At select locations thin strips of siding have been removed to create a screened effect for the outdoor working yard. On the work yard side of the wall, stud bays are left un-sided to house garden tools. The folded plate roof is constructed of conventional 2x wood rafters clad with metal corrugated framing. The clerestory between wall and roof is treated with a polycarbonate glazing panel..A pivoting steel gate placed between the end of the wall and the corner of the existing residence provides security and access between the driveway and garden. A favorite photograph of the Owner’s by 20th century Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz (“The Circus, Budapest”) inspired the idea to install peep holes at various levels of the gate. The peep holes are placed to form the constellation Draco..”  Very nice simple yet complex structure, interesting form, details, contextual and materials sensibility, pivoting door..

See our posts on two homes by Hutchison & Maul Architecture:

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image: Lara Swimmer, Hutchison & Maul Architecture; article: “Wall + Roof Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture” 13 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/46348&gt;

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