Artist Studio Conversion

Artist Studio Conversion


Kensington and Chelsea, 2022


VATRAA were commissioned for the challenging task to extend and transform a former artist studio (60sqm before) into an energy efficient, four-bedroom house (137 sqm after). By turning constraints into opportunities, they transformed an open-space studio into a journey of atmospheres, developed on contrasts such as dark-light, warm-cold, or intimate-open. Inspired by the clients’ interest in spirituality and meditation, they explored the spiritual quality of space through views, light and materials orchestrated in a simple, calm composition.

“We aimed to create an elegant architecture that does not follow trends but is a simple, natural and powerful response to the constraints of the project.”