Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yellowstone Bend Ranch

The following images come from Yellowstone Bend Ranch, a homestead renovation and master plan in Big Timber, Montana that Fernau + Hartman completed in 2007.

Yellowstone Bend Ranch received a Merit Award from AIA Montana, see more images here.

Conceptual master plan (click to view larger)

Barn: before

Barn: after

House: before


Friday, October 1, 2010

Avis Granary Retreat

Fernau & Hartman is at work again in Clyde Park, Montana.

Design development is currently wrapping up for a Granary Retreat (comprised of a Cookhouse and a Car Barn) that will extend a complex of buildings F&H designed for the clients in 2004.

The earlier, multiple-award-winning sustainable “Avis Granary Cluster” was an act of reclamation: one part restoration, one part adaptive reuse, and one part infill. F&H took the pieces of the proposed single-family residence, distributed them among re-purposed existing buildings (a farmhouse and a granary), and added an outbuilding to meet the client’s programmatic needs while minimizing development and preserving the local rural character and way of life.

The two new buildings will continue the Granary Cluster’s understated sensibility.

A series of exposed wood frames will support the Cookhouse’s low-slung metal roof. Like the barn of a typical agricultural property, this larger building will provide a new focus for the compound.

The Car Barn will be an outbuilding to house supporting functions. It will provide parking and storage, act as a staging area for events, and serve as a gateway to the Guesthouse/Cookhouse from across a shallow creek.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Outdoor Rooms: Inside Outside House

Outdoor rooms are at the heart of every Fernau & Hartman project. For an outdoor room to function properly it has to have some, if not all, of the qualities of an indoor space.

Photos copyright Ro Snell.

A delicate steel sunshade tones down the noontime sun on the terrace that separates the kitchen from the art studio.

The dogs voted with their paws.

In addition to a sunshade, this outdoor living/dining room tempers the elements with adjustable windscreens. It also has a sleeping nook and BBQ

A poured concrete counter, while elegant, takes abuse well.

When the wind isn't blowing, the shutters open onto a California Live Oak.

An oversized cushion will transform the this nook into a poolside bed on warm Santa Barbara nights.

The view from the dining area, across the aquatic carpet, and through the glassless window.

Looking back across the central courtyard, one can see more of the amenities: an outdoor shower (left), boulders and benches.

On the east side, a deck off the master bedroom takes in the morning sun. We made the transition from the bedroom to the deck as comfortable and seamless as possible.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Inside Outside House in construction

The following photos were taken over the course of construction of the recently-completed Inside Outside House in Santa Ynez, California. Some photos come courtesy of client Ro Snell.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Laura Hartman to Lecture at Penn State University

Laura Hartman is the Kossman Lecturer at Penn State University's Department of Architecture for 2009-2010. She participated in thesis review in the Spring of 2009 and will be lecturing at the University April 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm.

The lecture is titled "Making, Mining, and Margins" and will reflect on practice (the work of Fernau & Hartman Architects), visual research (mining structures in Appalachia), and material explorations (art).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Coyote Point Museum

The following renderings were included in Fernau & Hartman’s winning competition entry for the renovation of Coyote Point Museum in San Mateo, California. F&H is currently working with the museum to revise and refine the concept design.