The client, an artist, commissioned a studio to be built at the end of her garden. Having recently completed a two-storey addition to the main house, we wished the studio to continue the established sculptural and material language, completing the spatial arrangement of volumes within the garden.
Modest in size, the studio’s massing is determined by the existing small outbuilding and the geometry of the garden. It is a tall space with a large central roof-light beneath which the artist works. In order to further animate the space, a shaft of south light is directed into the room through a deep recess over the entrance. A picture window at ground level provides a view down the garden while at the same time framing the activity of the studio.
Internally the studio is read as a neutral white space, allowing the furniture and the artist’s work to take on a painterly quality, while externally it is clad in corten steel to dialogue with the addition to the main house.