The rustic Estudio Cinco gallery and art studio in Cuernavaca City, Mexico is the only such gathering space available to artists in the region. Designed by Mexican-based architects T3arc and completed eighteen months ago, the 430 sq m space was built entirely from salvaged industrial materials and rock gathered during site excavation.
Situated in scrublands and surrounded by mountains, Estudio Cinco consists of a groundfloor gallery and five studios on the second floor. Despite a small budget of only €70,500, the designers took their cue from the enveloping mountain peaks and Popocateptl Volcano to create a rough-hewn space that provides unhindered views and inspiration. Funding for this remarkable studio is maintained by a public cafe on the ground floor.