New York architects hanrahan Meyers (hMa) are pleased to present construction photographs of their new Amrhein-Swenson studio, or 'Bridge-Studio'. Bridge-Studio is a new artist studio building designed for artist couple Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson. Bridge-Studio has a painting studio for Joe on the East side, and a writing studio for Susan on the west. There is an open breezeway in the center, between the two studios, with its own outdoor fireplace. Both artist studios also have fireplaces. Bridge House is entered by walking up a bridge, into the open breezeway, overlooking the Delaware River, approximately 100 feet below the edge of the site.
The outdoor filreplace hearth, facing the breezeway, houses a flue for a second fireplace in Susan's writing studio, and for a third fireplace, in the open outdoor area below the 'Bridge'. In addition to producing their own bodies of work, Joe and Susan own Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg, New York, and regularly entertain artists from their New York gallery at their home in Pennsylvania. The couple's desire for an appropriate setting to entertain artist friends created part of the program for the new studio building. For more about 'Bridge-Studio', visit hMa's website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com, under 'New and in Progress'.