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Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

  • 01:00 - 14 November, 2011
Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative, © Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko

© Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko +12

From the architect. Colorado based 1 Friday Design Collaborative designed Loom, an artist’s studio for clients in Aspen. Loom is a particularly small space in which the architects were able to combine the historic aesthetic of the neighborhood with modern environmental considerations and inspired interiors.

© Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko

1 Friday Design Collaborative completed Loom in September of 2011. The 500 square foot artist’s studio began with a number of studies by the architects who settled on a building that takes into account its context as well as environmental considerations inspired by LEED guidelines.

Elevations
Elevations

Loom’s neighborhood is filled with historic Victorian houses in a traditional color palette. 1 Friday Design Collaborative both exaggerated and simplified aspects of the neighborhood’s Victorian aesthetic for the studio’s form and color choices. The resulting light pink, two-story gabled structure resides in a back yard among a population of evergreen trees, and takes advantage of high performance materials and solar orientation in its design and construction.

© Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko

The interiors of Loom articulate 1 Friday Design Collaborative’s inspiration for the studio project’s name. In the lofted second floor space the architects designed a railing and wall inspired by a traditional weaving loom. Repetitive white wooden boards were positioned veritcally along the lower part of the sloping interior of the gabled roof. Their thickness and separation add a layer of interest to the small studio through clean visuals and strong shadows created by light coming through a window on the front facade. Flush horizontal white wooden boards of a similar thickness finish the wall upwards, and the rest of the interior is also white, with a large bookshelf on the ground floor.

© Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko

The space is minimalist in size and design, and with a quiet interest in its surroundings. Loom by 1 Friday Design Collaborative managed to address the environment, the neighborhood, and the architects’ creative abilities all within its 500 square foot frame.

© Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko
Cite: "Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative" 14 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/172346/loom-1-friday-design-collaborative/>
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Wendy Collins · November 26, 2011

This is a great backyard studio/retreat http://t.co/V4ZnTHzu pity about the exterior pink

gusta · November 16, 2011

great!
just place a bathroom and a mini kitchen in the studio and i would live there. we really don´t need some huge places to live or work these days.

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Rembo · November 14, 2011

Fahrvergnügen!

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