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Studio Addition / Bohl Architects

  • Architects: Bohl Architects
  • Location: 18 Church Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
  • Architect: Bohl Architects
  • Project Architect: Chip Bohl
  • Consultants: Berliner Construction Co., Inc.
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Ron Solomon, Courtesy of Bohl Architects

© Ron Solomon © Ron Solomon © Ron Solomon © Ron Solomon

From the architect. A 1970's ranch house designed by Y. Toshimoto, included a detached studio. Dark, uninviting and not capturing the view of a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the frame studio was removed. The new studio is built on top of the existing foundation and connected to the main house.

© Ron Solomon
© Ron Solomon

The new fireplace is a ruinous form that flows inside to outside between two spectacular Japanese red maple trees. The steel frame supports a floating fir rafter, purlin, planked ceiling.

Courtesy of Bohl Architects
Courtesy of Bohl Architects

The architectural goal of the room is to capture the view of the intimate mature garden, the intermediate view of the water, and the long distant view of the horizon.

Courtesy of Bohl Architects
Courtesy of Bohl Architects

By manipulating these multiple scales, the studio addition successfully integrates with the existing building while  simultaneously proclaiming its independence.

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