Projects/ Ohayo Mountain Studio Renovation
The existing building is remotely located in the woods of a residential property in Woodstock NY, close to the main residence. Left unused and unheated for several years with adverse grading conditions and related extensive structural water damage, the building requires new electrical and plumbing systems, replacement of damaged structural members, a new roof and repair of the exterior cladding. Project's Objective is to restore of the original studio function with the addition of an utilitarian bath and an outdoors accessible deck. The project includes several upgrades in regards to fenestration, insulation, heating system (radiant floors in combination with wood stove), interior finishes and weather protection.
The openings configuration is redesigned by inclusion of original vents and the creation of new windows to increase northern sky light, improved views of the surrounding woods landscape. Visual connection with main residence building is realized through a glass sliding doors system with access to a new wood deck. Site regrading is required to allow rain water to be redirected away from the building.
The project is being used as a case study for lectures on Building Information Modeling and Computational Design.
Project Role: Design Architect
Project Description: Artist Studio Renovation
Project Location: Woodstock, New York 12498 USA
Design Year: 2011
Construction Year: 2012 - Present
Construction Time -
Status: Construction by Owner in progress.
Project Elements: Super-Insulation, Energy Efficiency, Radiant Floor Heating, Natural Lighting, Increased Level of Indoor/Outdoor Physical/Visual Connection, Utilization of Sustainable Materials, Construction Materials Related VOC Level Control.
Disciplines Involved: Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Structural.