Re: Re: Art Studios
I am an architecture student in Bolton St DIT and we are currently doing a project which involves designing an artist’s studio. Has anyone seen any good designs or know of any architects who have designed them recently?? Looking at a few example would be a great help to me.
I am an professional artist myself and I built a studio in my home a few years ago and frankly it was mostly a disaster.
From the mistakes, I would say without a doubt the most important aspects of designing a studio are:
Plenty of South Facing Light
Views of Nature (even just trees, birds, clouds and sky)
Tons of ventilation in summer
Plenty of heat in winter ( I can’t stress this enough)
washing up facilites in the studio, but in a separate area away like an alcove
NATURAL MATERIALS – WOOD, STONE, SLATE
Deal with potential condensation problems which might arise
Good sound insulation
Low mainantaince and clean up
Incandescent controllable lighting
Good luck and have a look at the Francis Bacon display at the Huge Lane Gallery and see just how little a top artist needs.