Project Description

Referred to as “The Studio in the Woods: A Place for Poetry,” the retreat offers a place of solitude and creativity.

DRPILLA provided structural engineering design services for a minimalistic writers studio cantilevered on a boulder in the woods set back from the main house of this Greenwich, CT residence. The studio features expansive views of the serene forest and a collection of over 1,500 books. The writers haven is meant to resemble a ruined outbuilding that has been rediscovered and repurposed. The largest windowpane weighs 2,400 pounds and stretches 16 feet long. The structure’s steel frame is engineered to withstand blows from fallen trees during hurricane conditions.

Eric J. Smith
Greenwich, CT
Structural Engineering