- Sustainable Architecture
- The Creamery in Wyoming by JLF Architects
The Creamery project in Wyoming, by JLF Architects, is the hallmark of the motto underlying all the work of this architecture firm with offices in Bozeman, Montana and Jackson Hole, Wyoming: “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”, said the great musician, Johannes Brahms.
And his words are certainly apt for The Creamery, an outpouring of respect and love for artisanal tradition, in which the original 19th-century dairy barn from a farm in Montana was salvaged, moved and reconstructed, stone by stone, on a former Wyoming cattle ranch. A sustainable decision, as JLF Architects principal, Paul Bertelli explains. He had encouraged the clients to go with this option, because, also taking into consideration the surrounding landscape, “This building in its existing form, with its scale and proportion, was much purer than any contemporary architectural solution we could have applied. Ultimately doing nothing at all was the genius of the architecture in this project.”.
Working in collaboration with Big-D Signature, together specialising in construction and design-build services for residential projects that appear to grow organically from the site, the architects not only relocated the old dairy barn to the new site, they also tweaked the centuries-old structure to bring it in line with modern needs, all without touching the original harmonious balance. The landscaping by landscape architect Jim Verdone - another member of this group of professionals interested in conserving the true beauty of rural USA - completes The Creamery.
With The Creamery, multi-award winning JLF Architects show just how respect and care for nature can lead to architectural results which, far from being over-the-top self-promotion and egocentric-oriented, stand out for their beauty and balance.
Project: JLF Architects http://jlfarchitects.com/
with Big-D Signature and Jim Verdone
Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
Images: Audrey Hall