Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects

© Grant Harder © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 19

Sebastopol, United States
  • Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3200 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs Photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Grant Harder
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AlumaTherm, Defauw Design + Fabrication
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Text description provided by the architects. The main structure is a 2500sf artist’s studio, o ce, and storage building that is clad in barn wood though inverts the pitched-roof form of the original. The inverted pitch roof creates sweeping double height spaces for art production and storage, while providing natural ventilation, natural light, and views out toward the property.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

A 720 sf concrete kitchen and dining space grows out from the studio. Nicknamed the “Amoeba,” it reaches toward the landscape and literally captures it to create a lush interior garden that softly separates the kitchen from the dining area. The roof is an exposed wood, scissor-beam roof construction with a large, di use skylight that brings light into the center of the building for people and plants. 

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Though its form and material may seem foreign, it follows a similar pitched form as its host and is board-formed using the same barn wood as formwork. When the concrete had dried the boards were removed and reused as a fence elsewhere on the property, further continuing a many decades-old material lineage.

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
Section
Section
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

Project gallery

See all Show less
About this office
Cite: "Artist Studio in Sonoma / Mork-Ulnes Architects " 04 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792689/artist-studio-in-sonoma-mork-ulnes-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.