MLA has a longstanding tradition of expanding the boundaries of conventional architecture practice through theoretical interventions, small-scale investigations, and publications. These explorations allow us to approach design with fresh perspectives and push us to test the limits of form, process, and materials.
Studio North is a week-long intensive building workshop which offers ten college-age students interested in architecture the opportunity to imagine, develop, and construct design solutions for a rural Vermont landscape. Each session investigates a specific use for the site and responds with the design and construction of a complete prototype structure. All projects share a vocabulary of two-by-four framing members, galvanized metal fasteners, translucent fiberglass, and timbers gathered on site.
A home for a growing flock of barnyard fowl.
Country Living, May 21 2017
Dwell, Summer 2014
Drevo and Stauby (Czech Republic), February 2012
Green Source, November 2011
überLAND (Germany), October 2011
Dwell, September 2011
An enclosure for pigs that moves throughout the field as the inhabitants both cultivate and fertilize the soil.
Archetcetera, August 4, 2013
Architectural Record, July 2013
Pig Progress Magazine, October 31 2012
Residential Architect, September/October 2012
Shift Boston, September 19 2012
A chapel for solace, memory, intimate gatherings, and celebrations.
Drevo and Stauby (Czech Republic), January 2014
Dwell, January 2014
Consumable Sugar Shack
A structure formed from timber walls that are deconstructed during sugaring season to be used as fuel for the making of maple syrup.
Drevo and Stauby (Czech Republic),May 2015
Design New England, March/April 2015
A 'glamping' campsite amidst towering white pine trees.
Drevo and Stauby (Czech Republic),June 2016
Dwell, May 2016
A moveable room intended to funnel a specific view.
Boston Home, September 5 2017
A portable dressing room and sauna.