- Publication: New York Times
Title: Exposed to the Sunlight, but Not to the Neighborhood
Author: Frances Anderton
Link to project: Coldwater Studio.
Link to Article: New York Times.
When Casey Hughes started designing this studio for a documentary film editor in Studio City, Calif., he rejected the fishbowl effect found in modern houses with glass facades. He said that his client, a woman living alone, needed to feel ''comfortable and secure and protected'' but also wanted lots of natural light for her studio, a separate building behind her house. He resolved these competing needs with a two-story, 1,000-square-foot structure with an atrium cut into the facade and with skylights over a stairwell. The exterior is clad in redwood slats, left, creating a play of light and shadow that reinforces a sense of privacy. The interior is lined with blond plywood, right.
New York Times