Studio Design As A Creative Refuge
In 1984 I was firmly relocated to the Hudson Valley. In typical fashion I built my own studio, and used locally sawn wood, recycled windows, and a tiny wood stove in just enough space. One of the guiding principles was from Christopher Alexander’s “A Pattern Language” Sheltering Roof. The goal is to have the building embrace you as you enter.
My 100 foot commute to work was just enough to separate me from household life.
I have enjoyed many years in this studio and relocated it to our current property next to our barn-home in Saugerties. It’s current occupation is another from “A Pattern Language” – Teenager’s Cottage. A separate structure on a property offers many options: teenager’s cottage (get them out of the house, but still in view), office, guest room, yoga or napping space, or just a get-away. This solidly built structure has been very easy to maintain. In total I have had to paint the windows and door once in 24 years. That’s it. It’s all in the details.
Studio designs for different creative types which reflect your good taste.
Finding a quiet space for inspiration can be difficult. For many artists, home studios mean an unused guest room or garage. David has built several unique studios which are detached literally and figuratively from the distractions of every day life.