This design consists of a detached teaching studio and performance space for a piano teacher. Eastern White Pine is highlighted throughout the project. Built- in millwork, including the bookshelves that line the main space, as well as the acoustic baffle system that shapes the sound of the studio space are all made of Eastern White Pine. The exterior of the structure employs the traditional “Shou Sugi Ban” method of charring wooden siding, which carbonizes the face of the wood and is said to protect the wood against rain, rot, and insects for 80 years.


Maynard Hayden León


Harvard University Graduate School of Design