Artist Studio I
This studio was designed with efficiency and economy in mind. Passive solar heating was the driving design element, achieved with heavy glazing on the south wall. The structure was built using reclaimed framing members and sheathing for the floor, deck, walls and roof. The shell is super-insulated and incorporates staggered stud walls with no windows on the north and west sides. The cantilevered roof was designed to provide maximum solar exposure during long Vermont winters and shading in the hotter months and also allows water to be collected for irrigation to the garden behind.