Studio for a Composer

Spring Prairie, WI United States

 

Project Description

2012 RADA

Outbuilding / Merit

This freestanding studio for a guitarist/composer drew architects Brian Johnsen, AIA, and Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP, into their client’s creative process. “We were motivated artistically to do something inspiring,” Johnsen says, in a building that marries technical capability with a sense of poetry. The studio’s steel-clad shell—inspired by the rusting farm implements abandoned in the overgrown fields nearby—provides sound insulation, while its ends open to meditative forest views. The ipe-lined entry offers a modernist take on the timeless appeal of pickin’ on the porch. “It’s incredibly clear,” remarked one judge, “like a painting in the forest.”

 

Project Details

Studio for a Composer
Location:
Shared by:
 
Project Team:
    Brian Johnsen, Sebastian Schmaling, Principals in Charge
Consultants:
  • General Contractor: Matt Bugenhagen 
  • Photography: John J. Macaulay. 
 
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Project Size:
    315 sq ft
Construction Cost:
    $65,205
 
 

Specified Products

Bathroom and Kitchen Fittings: Kohler, www.kohler.com; Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures: Kohler; Cooktop: Miele, www.miele.com; Countertops: Caesarstone, www.caesarstone.com; Flooring: Ultimate Bamboo; Green products: Firestone Rubbergard Roofing (Recyclable), www.firestonebpco.com, Sheetrock gypsum board (recycled), www.usg.com; Hardware: Baldwin, www.baldwinhardware.com; HVAC Equipment: Carrier, www.carrier.com; Insulation: Bonded Logic, www.bondedlogic.com; Kitchen Cabinets: Ikea, www.ikea.com; Oven and Refrigerator: General Electric, www.geappliances.com; Roofing: Johns Manville, www.jm.com; Skylights: Velux, www.velux.com; Solar Energy System: Uni-Solar, www.uni-solar.com

 
 

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