« The little art studio », made by Chen + Suchart Studio in Paradise Valley, Arizona is a 1 400 SF addition to an existing contemporary stucco and glass residence. « This project was configured as an open plan to allow the freedom of the studio to be used as a working artist’s studio or gallery space ». A unique architectural piece that melts perfectly into the surrounding nature. « In order to distinguish the studio from the existing residence, the design allowed the studio to establish its own identity. The manner in which the addition meets the ground plane was executed in a way that minimizes the disturbance to the existing desert landscape. The steel beam floor structure and composite concrete deck, is supported by six 36” diameter concrete caissons allowing the studio to “float” over an existing wash. By spanning over the wash, the design further distinguishes this new addition in contrast to the conventional slab on grade construction of the existing main residence ».