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Artist Studio

Workshop and offices • Mexico City • under construction

The studio for a Mexican artist is designed as a pure structure with all unnecessary details eliminated. Spaces are formed by a raw concrete shell, from which openings are carved out leaving traces of the act of demolition. Elements like doors, windows and controls are reveiled as additional objects by attaching them to the shell, completing the architectural composition as a hierarchy of components. A series of smaller workshop spaces for wood and stone work is designed around a large gallery space forming the spatial focus of the studio. The gallery is an introverted space that receives natural light only from above allowing the artist to focus on creating. The arrangement of a tall main space with adjacent secondary rooms is expressed in the volumetric composition, clearly visible from the street and, nonetheless, is a result of leaving room for the two trees either side of the plot.