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Issue 84 · In the Art Studio · August 9, 2013

An Artist Lives/Works in Brooklyn

Issue 84 · In the Art Studio · August 9, 2013

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

Kitchen in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: The use of wood cabinets and island in the kitchen add warmth to the living area.

Kitchen in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: Stainless steel appliances and a white Corian countertop and backsplash complement the wood cabinets. 

Library ladder in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: A stainless steel 'library' ladder facilitates access to upper storage cabinets. 

Artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: Light from the skylights above the stairs pours into the studio through the retractable translucent walls.

Exposed HVAC ducts in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: On the studio side, the HVAC ductwork is exposed. A ceiling height sliding wall is used for pinning up work.

Artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: Full height Industrial shelving along one wall of the studio is also worktop space at desk height. Image via The Junk Haus

Library in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: In the office, the wood and painted black metal full height shelves take on a more traditional library aesthetic.

Library in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: Traditional carpets in hues of red and orange add warmth and texture to the concrete floor. 

Translucent treads of artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

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.

Bathroom vanity in Library in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

Above: A gap between the sink and cabinets in the vanity provides easy access to frequently used items stored in baskets.

Freestanding bathtub on wood floor in artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

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

Terrace of artist live/work studio in Clinton Hill by BWArchitects | Remodelista

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

 

 

 

 



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