Living in the Box: Studio in London
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Deptford's Comet Street Studio was designed by dRMM Architects for an artist. It was particularly important to this artist that the studio have both good and adjustable natural ventilation as well as indirect light to prevent unwanted glare and shadows.
dRMM Architects' design process for the London studio took up several years. In order to fulfil the artist's wish for adjustable natural ventilation and indirect light, the architects came up with this reduced language of form: a wedge-shaped box with a 4-by-5-metre skylight that can be opened. The skylight was covered with ETFE foil.
This simple design is only enhanced by the dark façade made of zinc. Only the skylight and door interrupt the building's shell. Moreover, the roof is home to solar panels which serve to heat water. Inside, the wooden floor and wood cladding on the ceiling and walls create a warm atmosphere. This is an artist's studio which has been stripped to the essentials.
Source: dRMM Architects