Artist's Studio

The initial brief was to build a new wall within the existing studio and replace the leaking roof. The client commented that studios which feel good to work in are invariably ‘objets trouve,’ and we tried to create a similar sympathetic atmosphere in the new spaces. The new wall makes a private courtyard between two studios and the existing house where stairs and walkways are introduced to give access from the house ;and means of ecape from the studio. The roof is made of translucent composite double-glazed panels to difuse daylight and sunlight in the upper studio.

Description: Artist's Studio
Location: Bloomsbury, London
Client: Sir Howard Hodgkin
Dates: 1991
Total cost: £256,000
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