Artist's Studio

Conceptual Catalyst | La Jolla, California

A vertically ribbed ribbon of concrete wraps and contorts around an artist’s studio in this two week conceptual catalyst project. A large operable glass wall opens to the softer northern light while a second occupied operable wall opens to the west. The studio is shielded from the harsher southern light by the artist’s apartment and several occupied walls of channel glass and perforated concrete. The roof, raised above the ribbon, contains a set of compact louvres to maximize natural light.

Set within the nondescript southwestern pacific coast, this project was limited by a 33 foot bounding cube, of which a 22 foot cube must be the artist’s studio. With these design limitations and the short completion time, the catalyst for the artist’s collective was born.