this artist's studio in london is hidden behind two distinctive gabled façades
 

this artist's studio in london is hidden behind two distinctive gabled façades

this roomy artist studio for a sculptor and a printmaker was completed on a site measuring 120 square meters (1,292 sqf) with a budget of just £83,000 (approx. $106,000 USD). designed by architecture firm CAN, ‘lomax studio’ is nestled along a small industrial mews in new cross, an area of south east london. the project comprises two distinct volumes, which represent the opposing scales of the artist’s work: the industrial and the domestic.

CAN lomax studio
all images by andy stagg

 

 

the tiled volume houses the artist’s smaller working areas, as well as the kitchen and bathroom, while the larger volume contains the larger work space. although this presents itself externally as two separate studios, internally, CAN unified the two volumes by using the same material palette. to maximize space with a limited budget a combination of ‘off the shelf’ materials have been combined with materials that the client had accumulated from their practice.

CAN lomax studio

 

 

according to the architects, the project’s gabled forms reference the generic industrial shed as well as an 18th century wash-house that was once located on the site. the volumes are off-set to create an external working area at the rear which also brings southern light into the kitchen through a set of double doors. the tiled gables are ornamented with a double crow step, while rooflights are arranged on the north facing pitches to bring diffused daylight into the studio.

CAN lomax studio

CAN lomax studio

CAN lomax studio

CAN lomax studio

CAN lomax studio

CAN lomax studio

CAN lomax studio

 

 

project info:

 

architect: CAN
structural engineer: hardman structural engineers
site size: 120 sqm (1,292 sqf)
project size: 53 sqm (570 sqf)
budget: £83,000
awards: RIBA london regional award 2019, finalist in the architect’s journal small project awards 2019
photography: andy stagg

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