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Weaving Studio / Prentiss Architects

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2011
Weaving Studio / Prentiss Architects
Weaving Studio / Prentiss Architects, Courtesy of Prentiss Architects
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From the architect. This project is located on a steep rocky waterfront parcel on the west shore of San Juan Island in Washington. An existing house was already on the accessible location; the only remaining spot for the Studio was on a rocky shelf above and behind the residence.

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Courtesy of Prentiss Architects

The client, a professional weaver, and her husband are preparing to move to San Juan Island once the husband retires. Their request was for studio space in which she could have all her weaving tools in one facility: her looms, her dying facilities, the sewing and assembly area and an office. She would use this space for her craft but also to hold weaving guild meetings and display her work.

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Courtesy of Prentiss Architects

In addition to the programmatic requirements of the studio they wanted to have an overflow bedroom for guests.

Courtesy of Prentiss Architects
Courtesy of Prentiss Architects

The solution is a generous main studio space flowing with natural light that provides ample display space while maintaining incremental views of the sound. Off of this space the auxiliary spaces have been defined by the folding back of the exterior shell: to one end a bath and office, to the other a “wet room”. The wet room could be closed off and opened to the exterior in order to allow fumes from dying and drying to not permeate the rest of the studio.

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Courtesy of Prentiss Architects

Two additional spaces, the sewing room and a guest bedroom appear as an extrusion of the main studio space set into the hill at the back of the studio. A series of sliding panels intended as display panels for weaving projects hide or reveal access to the back rooms and storage cabinets.

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D · February 22, 2012

Wow! Nice studio, great view and Lotsa light!!

Allan · March 13, 2011

Good. Love the simplicity

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