American architect Jeffery Poss and Chicago-based studio Workus have designed a small studio for making sculpture and accommodating guests. The small studio is located in a steep lakefront property in Lake George, NY.
From the architects, “The studio is at the highest point of the property, along an access road that forms the western boundary. It is at the pinnacle of the site, with tree-filtered views of Lake George, 130 steps above the water’s edge. On the ground floor is a vertical light-filled space and service zone tucked under the loft. The guest loft above forms its own gabled volume and pronounced deck. The result is a series of very distinct yet interconnected spaces.
The exterior cladding references Adirondack rural vernacular and helps emphasize the spatial conception. Galvanized steel siding wraps the gables and north end. Vertical planks of local red cedar cover the polygonal east and west sides. The cedar is reintroduced on the interior to create a warm and aromatic environment. ”