He is a painter. His studio is a white box. There are no windows in his work space; it is exclusively top-lit, offering even and indirect, natural light, and maximizing the wall surface area for painting.
She is a ceramist and a silversmith. Her work space has dedicated areas for both messy, wet ceramic work and delicate jewelry-making. Her space offers large windows with generous views and dramatic lighting, ranging from dimly-lit areas to very bright desk areas. Her studio is lined entirely
with soft, soaped, maple, preserving its intense, raw wood smell.
It (they) consists of seedlings in spring and plants in winter – clients with a very simple wish for maximum light and yearround above-freezing temperatures. The polycarbonate shell is translucent, offering a zone of almost-outdoor space to the two other work spaces, without any direct views.
He, She & It, Buffalo, NY, USA
Program: artist studio
Architects: Davidson Rafailidis
Area: 140 sqm
Cost: 150,000 $