Artist's Studio and House, Hackney

London E9

Our clients, a painter and a Royal Academician printmaker, need more studio space on the 1st floor of their house as well as a family dining area, bike storage and shower room below. The new two storey accommodation has to avoid blocking a rear first floor bedroom window whilst fitting into an awkwardly shaped garden. The scheme resolves these issues and creates interlinking spaces allowing communication between house and studio. Windows are arranged for both appropriate privacy, views and control of south light entering the studio. Externally, a water butt collects rainwater for use in the garden a cupboard provides storage. The project is currently on site.