Chris Fagan, a local artist, wanted to develop a connection between his house and his studio building. He wanted to use this architectural transition space to display his artowrk, which was primarily new media (electronics, digital projections, etc.).
In conversation with the client, he expressed how much he valued the view of the forest in his backyard; and so, preserving - in fact, embracing - this view became the focus of the design. The intent of the design was to create an integral interior-exterior relationship, to the point where the building walls seem non-existent against the forest wall beyond. However, it was also important to communicate the importance of the screen gallery, a focal point of the client's work and the design, to visitors. The design is ultimately about the architectural experience, the relationship of interior to exterior, and the natural hierarchy of the space as dictated by circulation to the screen gallery above.
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