The Butterfly Studio

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The Butterfly Studio

Through forms reminiscent of nature and its elements, Valerie Schweitzer Architects designed the "Butterfly Studio", named in this way because its shape recalls the closing of the wings of a butterfly.

The design of this studio was named the 2017 American Architecture Award Winner. The project, located in Westport, Connecticut, United States is a small 350-square-foot office tucked away in the back garden of a family home.

The angular shapes of the "Studio Butterfly" protrude from the ground like splinters or like the components of a crown, reflecting both a futuristic appearance and a more primitive one. The materials mainly used in the composition of the structure are glass, wood and steel.

Inside, the boys of Valerie Schweitzer Architects have created a large insulated steel and glass skylight surrounded by numerous small windows. This solution not only eliminates the need for daylighting, but also creates an open atmosphere in which users can reflect by looking at the blue sky. In addition, the insulated concrete floor contains a heat pipe and also allows users to move the furniture without worrying about scratching the floor.


The Butterfly Studio
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