Green Studios have recently completed this contemporary artist’s studio, for a couple who were looking to free up space in their house. Their dining room had been Vivienne’s workspace, but her style of work is messy, which meant the house was always messy too. The couple looked to the space in their garden as a possible solution. Creating a dedicated studio, where the door could be closed on the mess!
Vivienne and her husband commissioned Green Studios to create a contemporary studio space for them. The couple live within a National Park, so a planning application needed to be made. The Green Studios team handled this on behalf of their client’s behalf.
The couple’s garden is sloping, which proves a challenge for any building project. Thought has to be given to the foundation system chosen and how you incorporate the slope into the design, particularly when it comes to access to the entrance. The way the building has been positioned in a terraced area of the garden means that the studio nestles into the slope. Access into the studio is possible without having to incorporate steps. The foundation system and any uneven ground has been disguised with a fascia that has been colour matched with the door frames.
The positioning ensures great views of the hills beyond the house.
The rectangular studio has a popular contemporary form. With a corner of floor to ceiling glazing, configured with sliding doors and fixed windows. The grey finish of the door frames contrast beautifully with the Cedar cladding.
Inside, the studio has a plastered and decorated finish. Creating a light and modern workroom.
Proving to be more productive
The studio is being used every day, and Vivienne reports that she is being far more productive in her dedicated studio than she was in the dining room. The house is much tidier too!
To learn more about creating a contemporary artists studio in your garden, talk to Green Studios on 01923 205 090 or take a look at their extensive website to learn more about their work.