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Writing Studio and Library in Long Island, USA by Andrew Berman Architect (US)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 09.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

The New York based practice Andrew Berman Architect realised this copper cladded library and writing studio for a historian in Long Island in 2008.

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Here is what the architects explain:

“The site is adjacent to the client’s home, and is approached on foot through a stand of trees. There is no drive or path. The library sits at the threshold of an open field and a wood. A tidal stream is visible through the woods, at the rear of the site.

The building was conceived as a simple structure with a mutable presence in the landscape. It maps a path from the open field, through a doorway at the edge of the woods, to a light filled space set in the tree canopy.

The interior is defined by douglas fir, books, and light. The exterior, clad in copper, shifts in apparent form and color depending on the light of the day, the viewing angle, and the seasons. The copper can appear reflective and bright, as well as matte and dark. The velvety browns and violets will slowly give way to green.”

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Project architect: Andrew Berman AIA

Project manager: Julia Neubauer

Project team: Dan Misri Dario Oechsli

Landscape Design: Eleanor McPeck Landscape Design

Structural Engineer: Ramon Gilsanz

Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Mechanical Engineering: CGM Engineering

Daylight Consultant Carpenter Norris Consulting

Acoustical Consultant: Robert F Mahoney & Associates

General Contractor: R.B. Hartwell and Sons

Cabinetmaker: Jim Ledger / Fineline Custom Cabinet

to the Andrew Berman Architect website

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