2017 Excellence in Specialty Room Design Winner: Archives Studio
The 2017 winner is Daniel V. Scully of Scully Architects in Keene
Daniel V. Scully of Scully Architects in Keene
With its look-like-slate siding, this architect’s 450-square-foot archives/studio is a simple barn form. But a few elements are turned inside-out or upside-down. For example, a roofing material is used for the siding; the roofing is concrete form decking; and the plywood sheathing is on the inside, as the finish.
Inside are sixty flat-file drawers, twenty-four vertical file drawers, two work desks and a twenty-foot-long drafting table. On the wall is a cross-sectional drawing of a Maserati V8, painted in 1968. Opposite, is a map of Rome; its rivers, city axes and intricate neighborhoods are not unlike the internal workings of the Maserati V8.
With the future addition of photovoltaic collectors, this building is net-zero ready.
Judges said: This project is so much fun, and is packed with more creativity and great design than houses ten times the size. With great material selections, this project is strikingly personal and evocative, and much more than just a studio.