Slipped Shed Studio
South Dartmouth, MA
Builder: Hallett "Scoop" Jones
Tim Hess, Design Principal
Nathan Sawyer, Justin Mellow
all for DSA Architects
photographs: Tim Hess
Slipped Shed Studio was recognized with an
Honorable Mention for Design Excellence in the
2015 Honor Awards program of the
Central Massachusetts chapter of the
American Institute of Architects
A familiar vocabulary of traditional forms and materials slants gently toward the sun and views up the Slocum River. The cantilevered roof and upper storey shelter the south-facing glass from high summer sun.
The concrete floor absorbs energy from low winter sun during the daytime to release it at night. Walls of exposed studs inside are wrapped and sealed with a continuous plane of insulation applied outside the structural sheathing.
This simple house manifests some of the highest virtues to which we aspire in our work: Honesty, Humility, Dignity, Frugality.