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The Filmmaker’s Hut is a “mystical” black cabin overlooking a Finnish lake

November 6, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
A black woodland cabin

Tar-coated wooden shingles cover the walls and roof of this small cabin, which architecture office Pirinen & Salo designed as a studio for a filmmaker on a wooded site beside lake Porovesi in Finland. Helsinki-based practice Pirinen & Salo drew on the “mystical” worlds of 1980s adventure films for the design of The Filmmaker’s Hut,

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Scalloped parapet tops Byben & Skeens’ whimsical studio in Los Angeles

September 26, 2021 James Brillon 0
Stiff Peaks by Byben and Skeens

A scalloped roofline defines this playful backyard studio that Los Angeles architects Byben & Skeens completed for a writer and filmmaker to have a “solitary space for creation”. The compact project replaces a derelict shack in the steeply terraced back yard of a new homeowner’s property in LA’s Echo Park neighbourhood. “The previous owner decorated

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Studio Bua transforms derelict Icelandic farm building into artist’s studio

September 16, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A converted farm building in Iceland

Architecture office Studio Bua has converted an abandoned farm building in Iceland into an artist’s studio and residence, featuring a new gabled volume slotted inside the existing walls. Studio Bua, which has offices in London and Oslo, was asked to develop a proposal for revitalising a cluster of former farm buildings overlooking the Breiðafjörður Nature

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Tim Robinson’s Terrazzo Studio provides a “tropical oasis” in a London garden

April 11, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A studio clad in green terrazzo

Architect Tim Robinson has designed and built a studio and workshop at the end of his garden in east London, featuring walls made from green terrazzo chosen to blend with the garden’s tropical planting. Robinson, who heads creative design and architecture studio Sonn, wanted to add a new space for working and relaxing in the

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Thomas Randall-Page transforms Devon barn into light-filled artist’s studio

April 2, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A cork-clad studio and seating area

Architect Thomas Randall-Page has renovated and updated an agricultural barn in Devon, England, to create a studio and archive space for his father, the sculptor Peter Randall-Page. Peter Randall-Page purchased the barn in 2011 and commissioned his son Thomas’s studio to oversee its conversion into a storage space and archive for his work, which includes

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GRT Architects divides Brooklyn townhouse into live-work space for artist couple

March 22, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
GRT Architects have designed a live-work space

New York studio GRT Architects has transformed a turn-of-the-century Brooklyn townhouse into a home and studios for an artist couple, featuring a mix of functioning studios and eclectic interiors. The house was previously the location of the Seneca Club, a local Democratic institution. GRT Architects divided the townhouse to form both a house and working

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Old industrial building in Chicago transformed into artist couple’s home and studios

December 14, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
A living area inside Facilty, Chicago, by Carlo Parente

Toronto architect Carlo Parente has renovated an old and dilapidated mason’s shop in Chicago to create a live and work space called Facility for artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust. Located at the intersection of two prominent streets in Irving Park, Facility restores and reuses several elements of the 1920’s industrial building, which is composed

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Moxon Architects builds a remote studio in the Scottish Highlands

December 13, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Quarry Studios by Moxon Architects

British studio Moxon Architects has used huge beams of Douglas fir to construct its new studio building on the edge of a Scottish national park. Overlooking the Cairngorms National Park, the office occupies a former quarry site, which most recently was used as a tip. Moxon Architects founder Ben Addy saw the potential to transform this

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The LADG designs studio and residence for a painter and a photographer

October 16, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
House in Los Angeles by The LADG

The Los Angeles Design Group added three structures to a mid-century home in Los Angeles’ Highland Park to create a guest house, studio and exhibition spaces for two visual artists. The US studio designed the expansion of the artists’ existing residence to create a flexible live-work complex called House in Los Angeles 1. In addition to

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Ortraum Architects builds timber music studio beside house in Helsinki

September 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
12 studio by Ortraum Architects in Helsinki, Finland

Ortraum Architects has built an asymmetric studio called 12 in the garden of a house in Helsinki, Finland, to provide its owners with space to compose music and make ceramics. The structure was commissioned by a couple who wanted an external space to work from home, beside their existing 1960s home in the Jollas neighbourhood.

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