트라우트 레이크(Trout Lake) 시골 지역에 위치한 이 건물은 두 개의 군집으로 배열된 4개의 건물로 이루어져 있다. 예술가 부부인 고객은 거실과 분리된 스튜디오 공간을 원했다. 첫 번째 그룹은 주거지, 작업 공간 및 같은 지붕 아래 주차장으로 구성된 T 자형 구조를 하고 있다. 보도를 통해 2번째 건물로 연결되는데 여기에는 또 다른 대형 미술 스튜디오와 게스트 룸이 있다. 4개의 모든 건물은 큰 접이식 문과 슬라이딩 도어가 있어 공간을 외부로 완전히 개방시키는 효과를 주며 결과적으로 환경과의 밀접한 관계를 가능하게 한다.
Situated in the rural area of Trout Lake, the compound is made up of four buildings arranged in two clusters. The clients, an artist couple, wanted studio spaces that would be separate from their living quarters.
"Both owners are artists who incorporate the natural landscape into their work," said a statement from Seattle-based Olson Kundig. "He is a painter and multimedia artist, and she is a textile artist, photographer and designer."
The first grouping is a T-shaped structure that comprises the main residence, work spaces, and a carport beneath the same roof. A covered courtyard connects the intersection of the three volumes.
A footpath leads to the secondary building, which contains another large art studio and guest quarters. "Here, the owners work on their own projects, and occasionally host retreats and community-based art workshops," said Olson Kundig.
The main residence has a single bedroom on the upper level, while the ground floor is for living spaces. The sleeping area is accessible via a staircase in the entry foyer.
On the ground floor, a double-sided fireplace separates a library from the open kitchen, living and dining room. Here, expansive folding doors open out to the landscape.
"In all four buildings, large bi-folding doors and sliding barn doors open up the spaces completely to the outdoors, allowing for the movement of large artworks and equipment, as well as an intimate connection with the environment," said the architects.