Two Beautiful Artist Studio/Private Shed in Hackney, London

Garden cinema studio, London, UK

This studio is set within the Mapledene conservation area in east London, it is a complex multifunctional space for a video artist and theoretician.
The garden cinema takes its form from creating projecting space. It has an internal projection wall as well as an external cinema screen, a bright work space as well as a dark developing space.

It achieves this by adopting a half basement as its principal level and a mezzanine floor as its secondary space. Set at the end of the garden, the building has one window which forms a dialogue across the garden with the main living space of the artist’s house. At night time this window transforms into a reverse projection cinema screen for private viewings in the garden.

Photography by Michael Franke

Hackney Shed

Situated in a domestic garden in Hackney, the new ‘shed’ replaces a dilapidated asbestos-ridden and spider-filled hut, and acts as a working studio for the Clients.

Built to a limited budget and timescale, the simple aesthetic of the materials is celebrated to create a functional and warm urban haven. Oak framed full-height doors are completely retractable and allow for a clear view of the garden. A library, situated within the structural members, maximises the usable floor area, and a ‘hidden’ rooflight at the rear of the space playfully frames an unexpected glimpse of the sky.

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