Artist Studio and HomeA small barn converted into an art studio
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Grace Tsai-Lehrbach, Eva Ciraudo, Edrick vanBeuzekom, AIA
This project consisted of two connected projects - a home renovation requiring reconfiguration and realignment of spaces, and a conversion of a small attached horse barn into an artist's studio. Features of the barn include red acrylic rainscreen siding, an insulated translucent roof for even daylighting, storage loft with a library ladder and structural tie rods by the same fabricator who did the pyramid structures at the Louvre. Specialized lighting is provided at the main pin-up display and work surface. One side of the space retains original boards with horse gnaw marks. The polished concrete floor has hydronic radiant heat.
The interior the artist's home was reconfigured to have a clearer entry/mudroom and direct path to a new enlarged kitchen dining area. A new bathroom has a deep soaking tub with large sliding glass doors that open to the private yard and forest. The vanity countertop and shelf above the tub are cut from slabs of fallen redwood trees.