A plywood partition separates working and relaxation areas within this artist’s studio in Moscow, incorporating both furnishings and shelves for tidying away art supplies (+ slideshow).
Alexander Kudimov and Daria Butahina of Russian studio Ruetemple were asked to transform a 35-square-metre garage adjoining the owner’s property into a studio space for his daughter, who is interested in drawing and architecture.
The duo – whose previous projects contain a play and study location in an additional Russian home featuring a mezzanine hammock and an adaptable seating cube on wheels – converted the area into a studio accommodating separate spaces for different actions.
“Drawing and architecture call for inspiration,” Kudimov and Butahina explained. “We know from our private knowledge that an interior helps make a direct affect on our mood and can give an impetus to operate and creativity so we made the decision to make a spacious, light room with a variety of locations.”
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A false ceiling was eliminated to expose timber trusses that support the pitched roof. The architects then inserted a central partition that separates a lounge location on a single side from a workspace on the other.
The big furniture unit comprises shelves of various proportions that can be used to hold paper, tools and folders, alongside objects that give inspiration for drawings.
The wooden framework also incorporates a desk, an L-shaped sofa and a set of actions ascending to a suspended sleeping platform. A rope balustrade flanking the platform loops all around 1 of the chunky ceiling beams.
An different perform surface extends along the complete length of one wall, supplying views out through timber-framed windows that also help to fill the studio with natural light.
“Inventive function demands assortment and visual pictures,” the architects extra. “That is why we made a decision to exchange the operate desk with a broad table board along the window. One can sit on a large bar stool at this table board and get inspired by the backyard views.”
Wood is used in 3 techniques all through the area the plywood furnishings units and parquet flooring mix with approximately finished boards cladding the walls, which characteristic knotted surfaces that complement the original ceiling trusses.
Grey upholstery and white details – such as the pendant lamp shades, window blinds and Ikea chairs – contribute to a minimum materials palette that focuses consideration on the various tones and textures of the wood.
A little tower at the top of an Amsterdam division keep has been converted into a compact wooden artist’s studio featuring a spiral stair that connects various compartments for doing work and living, whilst translucent screens incorporated into a pinewood frame separate the spaces of a style studio in Nanjing.
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