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Greenwich Writers Studio

Greenwich, CT

Residential Specialty Structures


Eric J. Smith Architect


Greenwich, CT

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DRPILLA delivered structural engineering design solutions for a minimalist writer's studio, strategically cantilevered on a boulder within the secluded woods behind the primary residence in Greenwich, CT. Providing breathtaking views of the tranquil forest, the studio houses an extensive collection of more than 1,500 books. This writer's retreat is designed to evoke the appearance of a reclaimed and repurposed ruined outbuilding. Featuring a colossal 2,400-pound windowpane that spans 16 feet, the studio's design allows for immersive connections with the natural surroundings. The steel frame has been meticulously engineered to endure potential impacts from fallen trees, ensuring its resilience during hurricane conditions.

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