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Michael Godmer and Mathieu Turgeon renovate their Montreal design studio and home

May 10, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Maison-Boutique Coloniale by Michael Godmer and Mathieu Turgeon

Designers Michael Godmer and Mathieu Turgeon’s home in Montreal features contemporary Danish pieces alongside oak, terracotta and marble. Located in the city’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, the Victorian-era brick home was renovated by the couple to accommodate a design studio and residence for them and their two poodles. Completed in 1885, the residence has a slender width of 3.1

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Architect Bruno Stevens designs slate-covered studio for his ceramist mother

May 3, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Clay Studio by LAVA Architecten

Architect Bruno Stevens has added a sunken slate-clad ceramics studio to a house on a sloping site in Belgium. Stevens and Belgium studio LAVA Architecten, where he was working at the time of the project, designed the unit in Sterrebeek for his mother, a ceramicist and jewellery designer. She needed the extra space to work

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Saez Pedraja adds small studio to a fashion designer’s stucco Santa Monica residence

April 22, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Ramar Residence and Studio by Saez Pedraja

California architect Juan Saez Pedraja has added a studio fronted with large aluminium and cedar shades to the backyard of this remodelled Santa Monica residence. Ramar Residence and Studio is located on a hill in the city’s Sunset Park neighbourhood approximately one mile (1.6 kilometres) from the Pacific Ocean. Saez Pedraja designed the renovation to a

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Arcadio and Javier Marín design Mexican art gallery to be an “inhabitable sculpture”

April 21, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Plantel Matilde by Javier Marín and Arcadio Marín

Monolithic concrete colonnades wrap around a pool in this studio and gallery that Mexican architect Arcadio Marín has designed for his sculptor brother Javier. Called Plantel Matilde, the project forms part of the Javier Marín Foundation, a non-profit art association founded by the Mexican sculptor. Along with Javier Marín’s studio and gallery, it also hosts

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Estudio Nu retrofits creatives studios in former Buenos Aires workshop

March 30, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Translucent glass doors fold open to reveal the workshop that architecture firm Estudio Nu has created inside a dental mechanics workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Estudio Nu had shared the Lerma workshop in the city’s Villa Crespo neighbourhood with an artist for years but wanted to update the facilities to accommodate more tenants. “Lerma started as

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Marc Thorpe designs Dakar Houses for Moroso furniture makers in Senegal

March 17, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Dakar Houses by Marc Thorpe in Senegal for Moroso M'Afrique

New York architect Marc Thorpe has developed a prototype house made from earth bricks, to house the makers of Moroso’s M’Afrique furniture collection. The Dakar Houses are planned for a site on the outskirts of the capital of Senegal. For more than 10 years, Italian furniture brand Moroso has been promoting the craft skills of the Dakar

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Architecture Club builds cast-concrete studio for sculptor Monika Sosnowska

March 2, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Atelier Monika Sosnowska by Architecture Club north elevation

Architecture Club has completed a sculpture studio for Polish artist Monika Sosnowska, featuring board-marked concrete walls and huge windows. Located in Warsaw, the 150-square-metre studio is described by its architects as “a generous light-drenched space for undistracted experimentation”. It is a five-metre-high concrete box, with large, bespoke window walls on both the north and the south sides.

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Concrete home in Slovenia combines living spaces with a ceramics studio

February 27, 2020 Jon Astbury 0
House for a ceramic designer by Arhitektura d.o.o.

Slovenian practice Arhitektura d.o.o has designed a low concrete house in the suburbs of Ljubljana around a central courtyard that connects a series of living spaces with the owner’s ceramics studio. Called House for a Ceramic Designer, the home faces its surroundings with an austere and smooth concrete finish, but opens up internally with full-height glazing

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AMAA creates own studio by inserting huge glass box inside old Italian factory

February 21, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
AMAA architecture studio in converted factory in Arzignano

Venetian office AMAA has converted an abandoned plumbing factory into an architecture studio with a rough-and-ready character. AMAA founders Marcello Galiotto and Alessandra Rampazzo created their new workplace by inserting a steel-framed, two-storey glass volume inside the old factory in Arzignano, a town in the west of Italy’s Veneto region. The pair did all they could

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Eric J Smith cantilevers Writer’s Studio over forested hillside in Connecticut

February 13, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Writer's Studio by Eric J. Smith

American architect Eric J Smith has used stone, oak and glass in this poet’s writing studio, to “reinforce its sense of belonging” in the Connecticut woods. Located on a wooded property in Connecticut town Greenwich, Writer’s Studio was built for retired banker John Barr, who served as a longtime president of the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation.

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