Painting Studio

Howel-Evans & Opher Architects, Greenwich, 2013


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Garden perspective 

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  • Garden perspective    
  • Storage Space    
  • Painting area    
  • Painting Area and Garden    
  • Storage Space    
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  • View from the corridor into the studio    
  • Sliding doors to house    
  • Shelf display    
  • Steps to garden    
  • Back elevation    
  • Metalwork from the artist    
  • Garden display from the studio    
  • Studio skylights    
  • Storage Space    
  • Skylights in the evening from above    
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Painting studio, exhibition space and storage archive

The programme was for a painting studio with large well-lit walls without shadows or sunlight and for storage of completed works and the materials and tools needed for working practice.

The space would also serve as an exterior and interior permanent exhibition for her late husband’s esteemed ceramics.

Through the evolution of the project her artist son’s metalwork screening was also incorporated.

A perforated box was created with moving walls concealing the storage required whilst negotiating the delicate relationship with the domestic functions of the existing house.

A subtle manipulation of levels creates a dynamic physical relationship with the beautiful garden beyond, a kind of reflective balance between inside and outside, art and landscape.


  • Begun: Feb 2013
  • Completed: Sep 2013
  • Floor area: 62m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £100,000
  • Funding: Client
  • Tender date: Jan 2013
  • Procurement: Minor Works
  • Address: Greenwich, London, Greenwich, SE11, United Kingdom

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