As musicians know, no matter how good you are, or quietly you play, sometimes other people don’t want to hear you practice. Whether it’s your upstairs or next door neighbor, your roommate or spouse, a musician will hear that thump at some time; the favorite passive aggressive way to tell someone to quiet down. My partner’s old neighbor told him that she found bass notes emotionally disturbing so he was only allowed to practice his upright bass when she wasn’t home, during normal work hours, which no surprise, coincided with his work hours.
A country musician, who lives in Wisconsin, hired architecture Johnsen Schmaling to build him the studio he wanted. Built on a concrete slab to provide storage space, they constructed the space from locally sourced materials that accentuate the beauty of the natural surroundings, providing inspiration while he works.
I particularly enjoy that the exterior materials were left in their raw form, showing where they came from, how the were produced and aging with their surroundings.
- via Archdaily