Every artist has a studio where they work from, whether it be a piece of their home or a studio somewhere else. Most recently two of my favorite artists seem to have taken their studio space a step beyond by hiring well known architects to design their studio. You could consider these collaborations of Artist x Architect.
KAWS Studio x Wonderwall
Wonderwall is a Japanese architectural firm that is known for designing the Bape stores. They happened to have also collaborated with KAWS when he had his OriginalFake store in Japan. Below are two pictures of KAWS studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he creates his masterpieces.
Jose Parla Studio x Snøhetta
I once visited Jose Parla at this studio for a photoshoot back when he worked out of his home/studio. Today, his studio is in a renovated space in Brooklyn near the Gowanus Canal. And judging by the photos he’s created the same atmosphere that he had in his original studio, with a Working area and lounging area.
Know any other great artist spaces designed by famous architects? Leave a comment and let us know.