Gastrau Fuerer & Associates, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; FG Architektur Gossau (SG), Switzerland
Roman Brunschwiller Merkurstrasse, Gossau (SG), Switzerland
FG Architektur Gossau (SG), Switzerland
Located in a dense residential neighborhood in a Swiss village, this project was designed to house the new studio for a sculptor. The atelier, connected to an existing studio, is a sculpture in itself with the architects’ design realized through the fabrication of a geometric steel structural system. Its curved spatial form created a high ceiling height necessary to accommodate the sculptor’s overhead crane.
The atelier’s east and west facades are composed of glass with an angel hair laminate that allows natural daylight and also maintains privacy. The interior use of douglas fir wood provides a warm feeling; but, more importantly, this design solution addresses an acoustical requirement for the actual art of sculpting.
The exterior is sheathed with zinc titanium panels, creating a simple form that rests next to the existing home. This new atelier serves as the sculptor’s studio and also functions as an exhibition space.