Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound, Washington

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.

Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound building

Photos by Benjamin Benschneider

Scavenged materials—ranging from cabinetry to stair treads to plants—were salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.

Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound building

The kitchen and living area occupies the ground level of the double-height interior, while a sleeping loft is above.

Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound building

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.

Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound home

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.

Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound house

The exterior also includes a painted Hardie Panel. Kitchen cabinets were saved from a house the contractor was demolishing.

Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound property

The floor is masonite, the ceilings are plywood, and the walls are drywall. Polycarbonate panels were used for clerestory windows.

Puget Sound property

Scavenger Studio Puget Sound – Building Information

Project team:
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)
Schuchart/Dow (contractor)

GAF (roofing)
James Hardie (Hardie Panel)
Viking (appliances)
Lexan (clerestory windows)

Puget Sound house

Photography: Benjamin Benschneider

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Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA 

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