Artist Studio / CABINET Fanny Noël Diogo Lopes Architectes
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The venture of a studio for an artist is positioned in Geneva’s backyard periphery. The location is occupied by dense vegetation from which picturesque structure and emblematic roofs emerge. Its ambiance adjustments accordingly to the seasons – clear in Winter, colourful in Autumn and Spring, and shaded in Summer season.
The brand new studio is considered a backyard gallery – near the principle home, the place the artist lives, however indifferent sufficient to be submerged by the backyard’s pure components. The plan recollects a wandering situation, offering a spatial sequence from the home house to the artist’s workplace by way of an underground connection.
The quantity is positioned on the plot’s furthest nook, as shut as potential to its two limits. The third facet embraces the backyard’s central house with a curve. This gesture amplifies its size and suggests a horizontal order immediately associated to the outside house, contrasting with the present home’s verticality. The quarter circle type suggests a brand new round path that connects the doorway gate with the home backrooms, exploring the complete depth of the positioning. The multiplication of inside and exterior paths induces the sensation of an even bigger entire.
The inside is considered an observatory of the motion of sunshine and the rhythm of the seasons, themes intrinsically associated to the artist’s work. Home windows of various sizes, with varied depths and transparencies, seize the altering colours and shadows of the encircling luxuriant vegetation. At occasions, they direct the gaze in the direction of significant moments – within the workplace, two eyes have a look at a selected tree, a part of the artist’s universe.
The completely different partitions contained in the studio loosely shift to converge to the middle of the curve, making the open storage rooms a part of the house. Its silhouette, recalling the shed sort, speaks to its use, providing a northern gentle that balances the entire. A white coat on the plywood and a shiny terrazzo carry nuances to the normal “white field.” The timber veins unfold all through the panel’s floor, underlining its bent spatiality.
On the surface, the emblematic silhouette echoes the aggregations of roofs of the principle home and its figurative character. Gable facades, with distinctive compositions, distinction with the repetitive vertical traces of the bay window. The wood boards painted in darkish inexperienced soften into the vegetation, making a subject the place floating metallic frames and roofs emerge as suspended figures within the backyard.