The Granary was a collaborative effort. Client and owner B. Places took a key role in spearheading the project and was involved in every design decision. Project lead BYLA, traditionally a landscape architecture firm, lead the overall project design and collaborated with Vital Ink Architecture to make the detailing come to life. The building is part 2 in a 3 part project focused on sustainability, design, and craft- offering workspaces for trades in Hailey Idaho.
The premise for the building cluster was to provide a live work opportunity as well as on site garages and storage. The main structure is modeled after traditional granary buildings of the western prairie which extend to the south of the projects location in Hailey Idaho. This style was also chosen for its raw simplicity and efficiency. The basic structure - a box shape, was also conducive to space planning for the parcel as a whole.
The warmth of the wood hut was intended to indicate a living space, while the metal lower "base" houses the "work" space; from the exterior the story of the buildings use becomes visible.
Exterior spaces augment the building use. The front "court" located below the tallest elevation serves as a social gathering space and a side deck expands the uses and offering for the office area. An exterior silo spiral stair, pocket doors, custom furniture, lighting and a red accent color theme activate the space- and make it fun. This building could not have happened without the team!