The program called for a covered two-car parking area, a shop for storage and woodworking, and a covered porch for whittling. The chevron footprint of the structure calls back to the angularity of the residence on site while also avoiding tree roots and setbacks. The roof was designed to appear as light as possible while being structurally expressive and able to support solar panels as a part of PHIUS certification for the main house. We explored both wood and steel structural systems.
All drawings by Matt Eichler for NEST design build.