Residential ArchitectureScenic Shed by JacobsChang Architecture

Scenic Shed by JacobsChang Architecture

Scenic Shed by Jacobschang Architecture, AM Design Build

Project: Scenic Shed
Architects: JacobsChang Architecture
Builder: AM Design Build
Location: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Project size: 5m2
Completion date 2019
Photo Credits: Jacobschang Architecture

The Scenic Shed is a 500 sf single-room space of leisure located in New York’s Hudson Valley. The structure was built using conventional wood framing on a concrete slab foundation and the low-maintenance white stucco exterior abstracts the building against the natural landscape.

Scenic Shed by Jacobschang Architecture, AM Design Build

In an effort to minimize labor and complexity, the roof was designed using clear span beams with incrementally pitched rafters; a gesture that both simplifies framing connections and eliminates the need for gutters with storm water collection directed to a single point.

Scenic Shed by Jacobschang Architecture, AM Design Build


Inside the Scenic Shed an in-ground spa is concealed under removable deck panels which are hooked to the walls when bathing. A wood burning stove provides heat and in warmer weather, doors and windows unfold opening the space to the garden. The exposed rafters in the ceiling express the pitch of the roof and create a subtle undulating canopy. The walls are finished in red cedar and clefted slate pavers cover the floor.

floor plan

Scenic Shed by AM Design Build

Scenic Shed by AM Design Build

Scenic Shed by Jacobschang Architecture, AM Design Build

plan 2

Modern and Practical Addition to an Existing Californian Bungalow

This addition to an existing Californian bungalow in Brunswick West was from the outset an exercise in ‘quality over quantity’. For the clients, a creative couple with a teenager, achieving ‘more space and lots of it’ was never the goal, rather, opting for considered, flexible spaces that would adapt with them as a family.

Impressive Not So Big house with spectacular panoramic views: Oscawana Lake House

I think this house can easily enter in the category "most impressive Not So Big houses". Located in Putnam Valley, NY, the house was designed by...

Vault House by Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects

One of the real delights of the Vault House is the contrast between the original spaces, with traditional covings and Georgian proportions, contrasted with the strikingly different kitchen extension.

Pointe Living, Sydney / Luigi Rosselli Architects

As slender & gracious as a ballet dancer hovering over Edgecliff, ‘Pointe Living’ is elevated above the iconic Sydney Harbour. Shaped with rough rendered walls, curved glass balustrades and double edge concrete beams, this will be LRA’s tallest residential tower overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Enlargement and Comprehensive Reform in Madrid – CG House

The project consists of the comprehensive reform and expansion of an existing 500 square meters house, as well as the swimming pool project, the reorganization of outdoor spaces and landscaping for the 2,500 square meter plot

Recommended Stories