Scavenger Studio Puget Sound Building, Washington Architecture Images, USA
Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound
Aug 3, 2018
Scavenger Studio on Puget Sound
Design: Les Eerkes of Eerkes Architects ; Architect of Record: Olson Kundig
Location: Puget Sound region, Washington, USA
Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound Building
Scavenger Studio is a 914-square-foot studio designed for an artist/activist. The little structure is situated in the woods in rural Washington state, and was built using as much free-cycled material as possible.
Photos by Benjamin Benschneider
Scavenged materials—ranging from cabinetry to stair treads to plants—were salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.
The kitchen and living area occupies the ground level of the double-height interior, while a sleeping loft is above.
A panel next to the bed drops down, opening the room to its surroundings. The studio sits light on the land, resting on a simple, six-footed foundation which also helped to limit construction costs.
The facade is clad in T1-11 plywood, which was charred by the owner using a Japanese technique called shou sugi ban which preserves the wood and creates a darker tonal value that helps to blend the home into the surrounding forest.
The exterior also includes a painted Hardie Panel. Kitchen cabinets were saved from a house the contractor was demolishing.
The floor is masonite, the ceilings are plywood, and the walls are drywall. Polycarbonate panels were used for clerestory windows.
Scavenger Studio Puget Sound – Building Information
Design by Les Eerkes of Eerkes Architects (the project was designed by Eerkes while a Design Principal at Olson Kundig. Olson Kundig is Architect of Record).
Yousman Okano (staff architect)
James Hardie (Hardie Panel)
Lexan (clerestory windows)
Photography: Benjamin Benschneider
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