Client

Ed and Ashley Ackerson

Location

Minneapolis

Budget

Under $30k

Timeline

Five months from design to installation and fabrication.

Completion Date

10/01/2012

Materials

Cedar
Pine Plywood
3Form Resin Panels
Stainless Steel
Irrigation

It would be hard to make a greenhouse look bad… glass and the sky don’t need much help. But this green house had been used primarily for storage for many years and had served as a smoking lounge for clients at the recording studio (the Replacements, the Jayhawks etc.) Accordingly, the space had become a stale, dusty largely unusable area.

RO/LU developed a plan that resurrected an old fountain, created built-in benches and matching furniture, and brightened the walls with the recording studio’s trademark orange. Added dark stained cedar flooring, resin panels that create privacy without becoming opaque and built-in planters, filled with tropical plants. All with a small budget.

Landscapes and Environments

Ashley
and Ed

A former wholesale floral business in Uptown Minneapolis becomes a home and recording studio with a brightly colored greenhouse filled with light and views of the sky that serves as a unique room.

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