Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket, MA

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Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Massachusetts Weathered Board Building, USA – design by David Croteau of Flansburgh Architects

Sep 6, 2017

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Location: Becket, Massachusetts, United States of America

Design: David Croteau of Flansburgh Architects

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Jacob’s Pillow is a dance center, school and performance space located in the Berkshires.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Photos: Robert Benson Photography

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

BECKET, MA–Flansburgh Architects of Boston, MA has designed the new $5.5 million Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, the home of the internationally acclaimed dance festival.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow’s five-year strategic plan, Vision ‘22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development with initiatives made possible through a deep commitment to The School at Jacob’s Pillow, artist residencies, community engagement, and educational programs.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

The 7,373-square-foot building, clad in weathered board and batten wood siding to create a farm-like aesthetic, features a 3,500-square-foot dance floor — nearly double the size of the main rehearsal space currently used by The School at Jacob’s Pillow, the Sommers Studio.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

As the largest building at Jacob’s Pillow, the studio was thoughtfully arranged like a barn with additions, including smaller spaces such as porches and sheds to complement the 50’ x 70’ central space and create multiple entrances at different levels.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

The Perles Family Studio is multifunctional, serving as rehearsal space, instructional space, informal performance space, and facilities for visiting artists. The flexibility of the space is supported by carefully chosen building materials that minimize sound overflow between studios.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Clerestories and cupolas control natural light and airflow in addition to concealed underfloor heating and cooling systems, which eliminate temperature and humidity challenges faced by dancers during the summer season.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Oversized barn windows and doors create a strong linkage to the Berkshires landscape surrounding the building and a sense of community for dancers and visitors alike.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Alcoves, overlooks, and ambulatories allow spectators to view classes and rehearsals without interrupting dancers and faculty. The space can accommodate up to 200 seats, such as for Inside/Out performances in the instances of rain and inclement weather.

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Photographs: Robert Benson Photography

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket

Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance images / information received Sep 6th, 2017

Address: 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223, USA
Phone: +1 413-243-0745


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