The Long Studio

Maine
Interior Design
Builder
  • Josh Stoll + Michael Sweet
Photographer
Location
  • Maine
  • Type
  • Farmhouse
  • Designed as a standalone multi-functional structure, the studio outbuilding was conceived of as a stage set and a lens through which to view the local site’s changing seasons. Large and small openings provide controlled views to the surrounding environment and the interior becomes a canvas for changing light patterns, sky conditions, snow and wind.

    Part teaching tool - to help educate clients – and part learning lab, the studio is a place made for improvisation and experimentation. The compact footprint and humble presence conceals a deeper connection to the outside world and a place to greet and collaborate with new clients. The studio also serves as a stage set for teaching others about architecture via videos published on the studio's YouTube channel. In this way, a small structure has the ability to impact a much larger world.

    Acting as a stage for musical performances, a place for family and friends to gather and a life-sized working mock-up of the practice’s simple, agrarian-inspired design aesthetic, the studio illustrates to potential clients how modest, unassuming materials can be made to feel expensive. As a teaching tool, the studio illustrates how a few simple materials, plainly fastened together nets a modern, authentic and affordable architecture.

    Drawing inspiration from simple, agrarian structures, the studio’s form is an archetypal barn which – historically - served many functions and created a large sheltered space with little money. In a barn, everything has a purpose and its means of construction - the way it’s put together - the hand of the maker, is present – plain to see.

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    Modern home with Office, Chair, Desk, and Concrete Floor. Studio Entry Court Photo  of The Long Studio

    Studio Entry Court

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Shrubs, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. Firewood Storage Photo 2 of The Long Studio

    Firewood Storage

    Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Walkways, and Trees. Barn Storage Photo 3 of The Long Studio

    Barn Storage

    Modern home with Office, Library, Chair, Study, Storage, Shelves, Concrete Floor, Lamps, Bookcase, and Desk. Studio + Workshop Space Photo 4 of The Long Studio

    Studio + Workshop Space

    Modern home with Kids Room, Playroom, Family Room, Storage, Bookcase, Chair, Teen Age, Concrete Floor, Pre-Teen Age, and Neutral Gender. Rehearsal Space Photo 5 of The Long Studio

    Rehearsal Space

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Grass, Gardens, Trees, and Boulders. Southwest View Photo 6 of The Long Studio

    Southwest View

    Modern home with Office, Study, Library, Desk, Shelves, Chair, Bookcase, Storage, and Concrete Floor. Studio Meeting Space Photo 7 of The Long Studio

    Studio Meeting Space

    Modern home with Shed & Studio and Storage Space. Corner + Siding Detail Photo 8 of The Long Studio

    Corner + Siding Detail

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