On a 50 acre farmstead in rural Wisconsin, a redwood clad barn, original farmhouse, and renovated farmstead marked a largely unorganized and undefined landscape. Its new life, a world class theater and music event center and retreat, required a thoughtful and measured approach to its order.
Beginning with a comprehensive master plan of the entire site, a series of additional buildings, trails, and material orders were proposed to unite the site, as well as to expand the capacity of the center.
Materiality is derived from the farmstead itself, a merger of old and new, made by a simple cute. Weathered wood forms the majority of surfaces, while the wood ends are cut to reveal the original, unweathered amber heartwood. This limited palette is complemented by the existing purple redwood of the main barn and the biodiversity of the landscape.