Australian architecture firm Pivot recently transformed a humdrum structure in a Sydney inner-city suburb into a stunning art studio and home office. Located in Erskineville, the building is clad in black glazed brick that contrasts beautifully with a curvilinear strip of blond-colored cedar. The architects also installed rotating timber shutters that open the studio up to cross-ventilation and still maintain a sense of privacy.
The architects draw attention to the building using superb detailing and the striking color contrast between the charcoal brick and bright cedar planks.
Constructed in just three-and-a-half months, the 785-square-foot art studio and office serves as a secondary dwelling to the main house.
The ribbon-like cedar cladding evokes a sense of fluidity and asymmetrically wraps around the studio.
The architects also installed rotating timber shutters that open the studio up to cross-ventilation and still maintain a sense of privacy.
The architects playfully cut out a portion of the cedar cladding to reveal the charcoal brick facade and window underneath.
A before shot of the original structure.
A before shot of the original single-story structure as seen from the lawn.