- Publication: Grand Designs Magazine
Title: Let in the light
Magazine Citation: "Let in the Light." Review. Grand Designs Magazine Dec. 2011: 19-20. Print.
Link to project: Coldwater Studio.
Magazine Link: Grand Designs Magazine.
In response to a brief that asked for privacy and solitude, plus a connection to outdoors, architect Casey Hughes chose to clad this writer’s studio in North Hollywood with a screen made of narrow batons of red cedar (untreated, it will turn a soft grey color over time). The batons are spaced to let in a gentle light, and a four-inch gap between the timber and the exterior façade creates a play of shadows similar to the ones cast by trees. Casey Hughes also carved an atrium in to the north façade that forms a sheltered balcony; enclosed by glass, it acts as a light well and provides a sunny spot for morning coffee.