Greenhouse Studios Redux
Saratoga Springs, NY (September 4, 2012) - We're literally raising the roof this fall as construction begins this week on a mulitpurpose artists' studio building, pictured to the right in an architect's rendering.
The new structure will replace the Greenhouse Studios, constructed in 1986 on the footprint of the original estate's greenhouse and considered too damaged to repair.
As planned by Balzer & Tuck Architecture of Saratoga Springs, the studios will incorporate design features in keeping with existing buildings at Yaddo. The new 2,900-square-foot facility will contain two studios, one with a sprung floor to accommodate choreographers and performance artists, but also intended as a work space for visual artists, plus two living spaces and a communal kitchen area for resident artists.
The Greenhouse Studios were demolished last week; the new building, which is being built by Teakwood Builders of Saratoga Springs on the same site where the Greenhouse Studios once stood, is expected to open next year. After the Greenhouse Studios were vacated, artists in residence at the time were invited to express themselves freely inside the building....view a sampling of the work they created here.
Farewell Greenhouse Studios…going, going, gone.
Photos by Lynn Farenell