Finding a decent artist studio space in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most expensive cities in the world, is not an easy task. So when the opportunity came to create one in a local garment factory, we jumped.
The space came with a few design challenges/requests: 1) hosting the only heater throughout the whole space, we needed our partition to allow airflow throughout. 2) Allow the natural light of the North facing windows to filter through to the front of the space. 3) The artists’ limited budget (that in the end did not exceed $2000 in material and renovation costs).
The design solution that we came up with to solve all three of these challenges are fabric space dividers, suspended from the ceiling down the length of the studio and fixed to the entrance structure in the front, such that they can easily be repaired or taken down individually as needed.