Studio Addition / Bohl Architects

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Architect: Bohl Architects
Location: Annapolis,
Project Architect: Chip Bohl
Consultants: Berliner Construction Co., Inc.
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Ron Solomon,

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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