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An Artist at Home in London, Family Included

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An Artist at Home in London, Family Included

August 5, 2013

For an artist and his wife, a warehouse building in south London was the perfect live/work space—until their family expanded by one. The couple worked with London architect Dingle Price to create, as Price says, “a more formal inhabitation.”

The architects began by stripping the interior and subdividing the space into equal parts: a two-story living area and a double-height studio space. Working with the warehouse’s existing mix of materials—white plaster and unfinished pine floorboards—the architects created a staircase and cabinetry to harmonize with the whole.

Photography by Ioana Marinescu courtesy of Dingle Price Architects.

the two story house&#8\2\17;s front facade, or the dividing wall of the war 9
Above: The two-story house’s front facade, or the dividing wall of the warehouse, overlooks the studio space as if it was a small piazza or garden.
the residence can be entirely or partially closed off from the studio as desire 10
Above: The residence can be entirely or partially closed off from the studio as desired. As the architects describe, “opening the doors and shutters reveals scenic views across the internal landscape.” North-facing skylights fill the studio with natural light.
just past the paneled wall of white painted pine boards is the family&#8\2\ 11
Above: Just past the paneled wall of white painted pine boards is the family’s kitchen.
the kitchen color palette is a reflection of the coexistance of the artist& 12
Above: The kitchen color palette is a reflection of the coexistance of the artist’s paintings with the plaster and pine warehouse.
&#8\2\20;the design draws on the symmetrical character of the existing buil 13
Above: “The design draws on the symmetrical character of the existing building to provide a series of interconnected rooms of varied scale and proportion.”
one of the two bedrooms upstairs; each room with a window that opens out onto p 14
Above: One of the two bedrooms upstairs; each room with a window that opens out onto paintings in progress.
a series of tan colored rice paper lanterns, a red mobile, and subtle groupings 15
Above: A series of tan-colored rice paper lanterns, a red mobile, and subtle groupings of gallery frames are the only decor required.

See more studio visits like this one in Marianna Kennedy, London’s Sorceress of Color and Cold Press Gallery in Norfolk.

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