Structural EngineerSwenson Say Faget
Standing seam copper was carefully chosen to encase and bookend the lightweight structure of the garage, exhibiting the effects of the shifting sun, fog and rain as it weathers. Garage is the reinvigoration of a post-World War II structure that was originally a simple wood-framed construction that had become tired, worn and useless but remained rich—coveted with memories of outdoor gatherings and form work. The owners’ love of poetry and family bonds became the inspiration for the separation and joyous recombination of materials, ensuring that old memories lived on as new ones came to life. Some walls remained as guardians of the new – grounding the space to its history, yet exposed in their slow decay – while other walls became floors embedded with concealed beds and lounges. A curated palate of natural materials absorbs the slow patina, which protects the structure from the marine, salt environment and forms over time.
Architectural Category: Standing Seam Roofs and Walls