Chadds Ford, PA
Nestled into the rolling hills of Chadds Ford, PA, a place made famous by artist Andrew Wyethâ€™s landscape paintings, this artist studio captures stunning views of surrounding pastures. Conceptualized as an artists escape, the main challenge of this project was designing a studio that was connected to the artists home, yet provide enough of a liberation from daily life to promote a creative atmosphere. The solution was a simple gesture that created not only a separation, but is a progression from reality to the ethereal. A connecting corridor designed as a gallery turns a slight corner, reorienting the gallery just enough to visually separate the studio from the residence and provide unique lines of sight to the landscape. The studio itself is a large, naturally lit space with a character that connects it to the landscape and offers the perfect balance of inspiration and simplicity necessary for this artist to create works of beauty.
Gallery Existing Home
Left: The entry gallery is designed with simple materials that reflect light and creates a spiritual arrival sequence to the studio. The design is pure and simplistic allowing the artwork to become the main focus.
Following Page: Ending the processional gallery from home to studio is a shrine dedicated to the passion of artwork. Sliding barn doors create an equestrian aesthetic that was important to the artist. The sliding doors hide the bathroom and kitchenette from view, but also help to create a stable-like feel in the space.
Left: Vaulted ceilings in the studio create a cathedral like space that lifts the spirit and allows an abundance of natural light into the room. Above: Inspired by local structures, MMA designed a collar tie system that seemingly floats within the space.
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