In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, BWArchitects convert a former warehouse into an artist live/work studio on a large scale (think 6,000 square feet)..
With a retractable translucent wall that divides the living and working areas, BWArchitects navigate the separation between the two areas with skill and ease. While the two areas have a distinctly different look and feel, the two spaces are unified by the use of large-scale concrete slabs on the floor, harking back to the memory of the building’s previous industrial past. Our favorite part? The way the library stack storage in all the rooms takes advantage of the the tall ceiling heights. Unless otherwise noted, photographs via BWArchitects.
Above: The use of wood cabinets and island in the kitchen add warmth to the living area.
Above: Stainless steel appliances and a white Corian countertop and backsplash complement the wood cabinets.
Above: A stainless steel 'library' ladder facilitates access to upper storage cabinets.
Above: Light from the skylights above the stairs pours into the studio through the retractable translucent walls.
Above: On the studio side, the HVAC ductwork is exposed. A ceiling height sliding wall is used for pinning up work.
Above: Full height Industrial shelving along one wall of the studio is also worktop space at desk height. Image via The Junk Haus.
Above: In the office, the wood and painted black metal full height shelves take on a more traditional library aesthetic.
Above: Traditional carpets in hues of red and orange add warmth and texture to the concrete floor.
Above: Light from above is brought down to the first floor through translucent stair treads. Large scale shades diffuse the direct light from the sun.
Above: A gap between the sink and cabinets in the vanity provides easy access to frequently used items stored in baskets.
Above: A free standing bathtub sits on a wooden platform in the bathroom. For more wood in the bathroom, see 10 Favorites: Exotic Woods in the Bath.
Above: At night, the live/work studio is animated by light.
Interested in live/work in a smaller scale? See A Tiny Live/Work Loft Made Large.