This project entitled a surgical demolition of an existing shed and the erection of a small ancillary building.
Architect: MQ Architecture Location: Garrison, NY, USA Year: 2019 Built area: 600 sq.ft. Construction Manager: Miguel Quismondo Collaborator: Miguel Bello Escribano and Jacobo Mingorance Structural Engineer: Michael P. Carr, P.E. Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Imagen Subliminal
From the architect: The old structure housed the electrical and communications utilities of a large compound, and the new project had to preserve the location and function of all this equipment, therefore some walls and floor levels are set from the beginning.
The program required two different type of users, therefore we decided to split the building in two, allowing for a separate circulation for each group. The upper piece houses the electrical room and the team quarters, while the lower portion holds two individual restrooms for visitors.
The project sits in the middle of the forest therefore we chose charred wood to make it blend with the surrounding nature. On the other hand, the polycarbonate façade brings natural light and privacy to the interior. All floors are made of polished concrete for easy maintenance and a radiant slab keeps an optimal temperature during extreme winters.