Artistic Studio is located within the heart of what was a bustling artistic and bohemian community London, designed by Rodić Davidson Architects.
In the Victorian times, the status of the artist profession was improving and therefore many artistic hubs emerged across London.
This was one of the artist studios within London where many artists set up residence as well as artistic studio space. Many artists used this space including Augustus John, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Francis Bacon.
Now in the 21st century, the artists have long since gone however the artistic character of the building remains. The objective of this project was to create a contemporary family home that encompassed the raw character of the studio spaces.
The existing building featured many traditional architectural design elements including traditional steel-framed glazing systems. As with many traditional architectural designs, the building was designed with functionality at the forefront and limited decorative elements. This style of architecture has come back into fashion, celebrating textures, materials and rustic detailing.
Light and space are the main factors within this interior design, therefore many glazing systems were installed throughout the property to enhance the amount of light within the space.
The ground floor living spaces boast double-height ceilings with large glazed roofs for maximum light intake. The ground floor living space is an expansive open-plan design that has several stairwells leading the first floor and basement living spaces.
The interior design was intentionally planned to be minimalistic, loose and unrestrained. This arrangement creates open plan links between the rooms, the house and its surrounding which the homeowners love. This kind of open-plan design benefits greatly from various glazing installations, allowing the light to flood through from room to room.