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House Workshop in Prihueico Lake, Chile by Schmidt Architects Associates

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Schmidt Architects Associates 

The brief from this young couple was to design both living accommodation and studio space for sculpture & painting. Located in a millenary old forest of towering trees, on the shores of Lake Pirihueico in the south of Chile.

The proposal was to make a brightly lit and welcoming refuge, which inhabits the rough nature of its environment, enjoying this from within a core which maintains its distance, but at the same time both integrates with and emphasizes its surroundings. Formally it assimilates the vernacular architecture of the south, with large (overhanging??) roofs and simple rounded geometric volumes roughened?? through the ageing of the timber. The building form is not willful given the wet summers and extremely snow filled winters experienced by this remote lake set amongst the foothills of the Andes, but at the same time it contributes to the fantastic existing nature of the place.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Architects Associates

  • Architects: Schmidt Architects Associates
  • Project: House Workshop
  • Location: Prihueico Lake, Chile
  • Structural Engineer: Enzo Valladares
  • Site area: 40 hectares.
  • Built area: 95m2
  • Project date: 2006
  • Construction date: 2007
  • Principal materials: Structural oak columns/beams
  • External envelope: Glazing, tongue and groove pine
  • Internal: Cladding pine joinery
  • Roof: Galvanized sheet

Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City, Los Angeles, California

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Banker Wire

The Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles was established along with the prominent movie studios during the early 20thcentury. In one of its high-end apartment complexes, a new water feature created with Banker Wire mesh, emphasizes the connection between Studio City and the movie industry – and provides a canvas for multimedia entertainment.

Image Courtesy © ARTBOX construction Inc.

  • Project: Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: ARTBOX construction Inc.
  • Software used: CAD 3D.


Friday, November 29th, 2013

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

In a world where dreams come easy, but are tough to fulfill, producer/songwriter Jon Leidersdorff has caught a golden ring.  Committed to building a cohesive infrastructure for the music scene in his hometown, Leidersdorff discovered an abandoned warehouse in downtown Asbury Park, and envisioned it as a multi-purpose center for a collective of music business locals. Investing his own savings and securing a Small Business Association (SBA) loan from the local Asbury Park Community Bank, Leidersdorff called the Walters-Storyk Design Group to create his Lakehouse Recording Studios as the lynchpin for the complex.

Lakehouse Studios South Control, Image Courtesy © Holtz Photography

  • Location: ASBURY PARK, NJ, U.S.A
  • Photography: Holtz Photography
  • Software used: Revit, AutoCAD, Insul, B&K 2250 sound level meter

Polygon Studio in Lake George, New York by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect + WORKUS Studio LLC

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

The owners of a steep lakefront residential property wanted a small studio that could serve for making sculpture and accommodating guests. The form of the building reflects these two functions.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect + Workus LLC

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect + Workus LLC
  • Project: Polygon Studio
  • Location: Lake George, New York
  • Owners: Kamran Fallahpour + Suzanne Kazemian Falla
  • Software used: Google Sketchup


Tuesday, October 8th, 2013


Ernst Neizvestny is an internationally recognized Russian sculptor, whose projects include Kruschev’s tomb, work for the Pope, the largest sculpture in the world, and the new gigantic statue of Liberty for Taiwan.  His sculptures and paintings are represented in museums and collections all over the world.  There is already a museum devoted to his work in Sweden, and these buildings will eventually become his museum in the United States.

Image Courtesy © Mark Dziewulski Architect

Studio Lofts in Hamburg, Germany by Pott Architects

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Pott Architects

In between city and airport in the north of Hamburg an existing industrial building complex has been transformed into a think centre for emerging creative companies. The existing site with the courtyard and nearby park has gained a new cubature. Main task of the project was the revitalisation of the old industrial spaces to create a symbiosis between old and new under ecological aspects.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian Treytnar

  • Architects: Pott Architects
  • Project: Studio Lofts
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Sebastian Treytnar
  • Completion: 2011
  • Client: ABB Studiolofts
  • Size: 3,200 sqm

Lakeside Studio in California by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013


The owner wished to create a tranquil and sheltered environment from which to enjoy a rich natural landscape and spectacular river views. The single interior space has a complex program, it is a combination of office, art studio, flexible living space and gallery in which to show a rotating display of pieces from the owner’s extensive sculpture and painting collection.

Image Courtesy © Keith Cronin

  • Project: Lakeside Studio
  • Location: California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Keith Cronin
  • Program: Garden pavilion to be used as a painting studio, office, display space for art and for entertainment. 1,200 square feet.
  • Objective: To create a harmonious environment for painting, entertaining and enjoying the exterior landscape and river views.
  • Context: Natural landscape with spectacular views over a man made lake and the American River


  • American Institute of Architects Design Award
  • Pacific Coast Builders Award


  • Sculptural piece set in harmony with lake and landscape.
  • Creates tranquil environment to live/work surrounded by nature.

ARTIST STUDIOS in Beijing, China by KNOWSPACE / Erhard An-He Kinzelbach

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Article source: KNOWSPACE / Erhard An-He Kinzelbach

Two renowned Chinese painters decide to move to the outskirts of Beijing to the artist village Songzhuang in order to live and work in the quiet countryside and in the neighborhood of many fellow artists. The design for the studio houses departs from the traditional Chinese Courtyard House Type – not so much in terms of its representation or construction principles, but more in terms of aspects of its spatial performance, namely shelter (shielded outdoor space within the structure and figure), introversion (all openings open towards the inside, not towards the street), degrees of privacy (gradated levels of privacy through the succession of courtyards), orientation (main living spaces with south orientation).These are examined and translated into an architectural Prototype that reconciled 3 different juxtapositions: the inside and the outside, the working and the living, the individual and the collective.

Image Courtesy © KNOWSPACE / Erhard An-He Kinzelbach

  • Architects: KNOWSPACE / Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
  • Photography: KNOWSPACE / Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
  • Client: private
  • Stucture, MEP: Cao Shanghui
  • Site supervision: Qin Lichao
  • Gross area: 1.488 m2
  • Site area: 1.314 m2
  • Status: Completion 2013

2 Houses & 2 Studios in Quiberon, France by RAUM

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: RAUM

Located in the peninsula of Quiberon, the project of 4 units set up the conditions for a variable seasonal co-habitation with the proposal of two homes and two adjoining studios to rent one or more entities for one familiy or more.

This proposition generates a square of 16m x 16m, a small urbanity to take advantage of private or shared outdoor spaces to stay connected while ensuring their privacy.

Image Courtesy © Audrey Cerdan

  • Architects: RAUM
  • Project: 2 Houses & 2 Studios
  • Location: Quiberon, France
  • Photography: Audrey Cerdan
  • Client: Private
  • Program: 2 houses & 2 studios for summer vacation
  • Area: 230 m2
  • Date: 2013

Studio for an Architect by Robert Hutchison Architecture

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: Robert Hutchison Architecture

This small 2-story art studio replaces an even smaller, uninsulated, structurally unsound, rat-infested 2-car garage. Through the use of a cantilevered concrete slab and cantilevered wood framing, the studio “pops out” in two directions to maximize usable floor area while reusing the original garage foundation.

Image Courtesy © Robert Hutchison Architecture

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