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New Studio Part V

As in the last update, running like a crazed person on a few projects so I’m updating with a couple of iPhone photos.

Princeton, NJ. November 18, 2010.
Metal awning over the entrance to the studio (the Hurd Locker?)

The studio’s siding is pretty much complete. Two colors of smooth finish HardiePanel, Evening Blue and Boothbay Blue. Metal trim details in both aluminum and white. Some exterior finish work is still to be done and the adjacent old shed will get skinned with the same material.

Rich Carroll of McAuliffe + Carroll Architects has a done a fantastic job in taking what is really just a big shoebox and adding visual interest to it. The two colors help break up the walls and the two kinds of trim aid in defining areas. Rich and Jim McAuliffe have worked on other areas of our house and in each case there was a visual surprise – something to add an unexpected twist. Rich has done that with the new studio by creating interior and exterior details that are set off not only by color but also by depth. The areas around the corner windows are on a different plane than the walls around them. The same holds true for the large supporting beam on the inside.

New studio series.