Art Barn / Robert Young

  • 05 Feb 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Michael Moran

Architects: Robert Young
Location: , Connecticut, USA
Architect In Charge:
Project Architect: Aaron Cattani
Project Team: Kiyomi Troemner, Jason Shannon, Eleanor Lee, Shea Murdock
Year: 2007
Photographs: Michael Moran, Frank Oudeman

© Frank Oudeman

Designed for a pair of artists, this 10,000-square-foot “Art Barn” features a “green screen” that creates a living skin over the majority of the concrete-block structure. Made of metal mesh planted with white wisteria vines, the screen supports greenery that overlaps windows, frames views of the lake and woodlands, and provides added thermal insulation.

© Michael Moran

The building houses two large multipurpose galleries with 16-foot ceilings and polished concrete floors, and a chef’s commercial-grade kitchen. Several smaller-scaled, flexible rooms are used as ancillary studios, administrative offices, for sleeping, exercise and storage. A museum-sized elevator facilitates installation and removal of large-scale art pieces.

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