A new studio was constructed for two painters, in their backyard. Designed by Syverson Monteyne Architecture, features of the studio include:
• A dilapidated garage was removed make room for the new studio, and to avoid unnecessary damage to trees and garden • The floor is a concrete structural slab sitting on a concrete pile foundation • The studio is heated by the radiant slab • The studio is cooled with a ductless split AC unit • Low maintenance and durable stucco exterior cladding system • Fibreglass windows and high insulation levels
Design / Construction Factors
The owners are both painters who work at a variety of scales and mediums. This small single room building has generous windows facing north into a garden between house and studio. Sparsely appointed with the minimum of furniture and equipment necessary, the studio facilitates and subtly inspires artistic creation.
The project was delivered with a fixed fee arrangement for the stipulated scope of work. Additional work was added along the way, which was completed on a cost-plus basis. The project took six months to build from start to finish.