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Arquitecturia completes £27,000 timber-clad artist’s studio

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] AJ Emerging Woman Architect 2013 Olga Felip’s practice has completed this artist’s studio in Girona, Spain

The 80m2 5m-tall studio sits in the garden of the artist’s L-shaped house.

Working with a local carpenter Arquitecturia built the £27,000 studio in just three weeks.

The building was constructed from a prefabricated wood system that could be prepared in a workshop and then assembled on site.

Olga Felip

The architect’s view

An artist needed an 80m2 studio in the garden of his house and asked us if we were able to do it for £27,000. We accepted the challenge and along with a local carpenter we proceed in a way that could be built in just three weeks, also not to bother the quotidian day life of the house.

The L-shaped house generates a square garden in which there is a huge ash. We wanted to keep the magnificent tree and focus the views to the corners of the garden and so, we avoided seeing the house from the inside of the studio.

The plan of the studio is cross-shaped, where the main working space is double-height while the other four wings that gravitate around accommodate the entrance, the storage, the sink and the living area.

Olga Felip

Project data 

Location Girona, Spain
Type of project artist studio
Client private
Architect Aquitecturia – Olga Felip and Josep Camps
Technical architect Joaquim Via
Structural engineer GMK Group
Site area 144,594m2
Building footprint 80m2
Building height 5m
Total cost £27,000

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  • Very fine project. At 80m2 this is almost as large as an 86m2 3b5p single storey flat or 83m2 2b4p 2-storey house. therefore, at £27K (+ a bit for a kitchen and bathroom) this ought to be solution to the housing crisis, at least in suburbia or rural settings.

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