Scott Becker | Architect
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Live-work Retreat

Live-work Retreat is a collaboration with an artist to create a residence and studio in a remote area of the Methow Valley. The owner wanted an efficient, potentially "off-grid" building with tremendous day light and vertical space for creating his large installations. A sloping site was selected for its thermal benefits. The solution is a simple, tall structure stacking a "rolling loft" over the main level studio, with a basement sleeping area below.
Project Year: 2013
Project Cost: $200,001 - $500,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 98856
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Rendering shows the southwest exterior. Main level "Rolling loft" space above in a double height flexible living-art studio. Bedroom is in the basement below. Scott Becker | Architect
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Northwest elevation has a brise soleil frame at the window wall to shade in summer sun, while bringing in daylight all year. Deck is cantilevered from the floor structure. Scott Becker | Architect
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Detailed view of loft and studio area. Seating in studio shown as a rental option. Scott Becker | Architect
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Prelim. interior rendering of view from main level studio area, past a ladder to the rolling loft above, through to the kitchen. Bedroom is on the basement level. Scott Becker | Architect
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