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Storage Barn

Gray Organschi Architecture

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Devan

Client/Owner

Kevin McGarry, Catalpa Land Management

Consultants

  • Structural Engineer: Edward Stanley Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer: Beacon Mechanical Service
  • Beacon Mechanical Service
  • Spire Solar
  • Catalpa Land Management

Project Status

Built

Size

1,200 sq. feet

Type

Other

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Project Description

The Storage Barn is a utilitarian storage rack wrapped around an 800-square-foot workshop and storage barn for riding mowers, power washers, compressors, and the like. Tightly packed and palletized stone and wood are stored on flexible external shelves that allow easy access to each pallet without having to disturb the others around it. Sheltering the entire structure is a lightweight, translucent, 72-by-28-foot roof canopy that provides an evenly daylit interior workspace and weather-protected storage. Tubular steel columns form the basic structure, which is supported by diagonal bracing and a continuous steel frame located at the bay door. Cantilevered from the columns on the building’s exterior are a series of beefy shelf standards holding galvanized steel grates that support the pallets of materials. Seen from the outside, the barn is a rough and intriguing mosaic of wood and stone, which contrasts with the bright, smooth polycarbonate panel walls. A perforated-steel stair leads down to a basement-level storage/mechanical room.

Read the full article: http://www.architectmagazine.com/energy-efficiency/storage-barn.aspx
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