Tucked in the quiet, serene hills of Bahia Azul, Chile is an artist’s hideaway that takes advantages of incredible vistas while being deeply integrated into the landscape.
Designed by architect Felipe Assadi along with Alejandra Aray and Francisca Pulido, the Painting Workshop was intended to be an escape for a painter who could be free to focus on his craft, while also enjoying the sea and an interior garden located at the entrance.
The studio’s exterior closely matches the look of the adjacent main house, complete with board-marked concrete. It’s accessed through a narrow staircase, which has been excavated out of the rock that covers the hillside. This confined entryway creates a sense of isolation.
While light sources are limited in the space, wood along the floors and ceilings lends a warm, inviting feeling to the space. Glass doors have been added to help maintain the studio’s flow and provide a bit of airiness.