Polish installation artist and sculptor Monika Sosnowska has unveiled a spacious but austere glass and concrete studio as her next experimentation space.
Located next to her house in Warsaw, the atelier is a celebration of minimalism, designed by the Basel-based Architecture Club.
With one glass wall facing the street, and another opening onto a garden, the building is designed to make the most of the surrounding natural light. The remaining two concrete walls were designed to look like they are made of real timber planks, a reference to the wooden sheds that defined this Polish neighbourhood in the past.
With a concrete frame spanning over 150 square metres, the space also incorporates geothermal heating and cooling, and hides a small toilet, kitchen and art storage within one custom-made solid oak structure. A six metre-long oak table is the only other piece of furniture in the studio.
Founded by Polish architectural duo Karolina Slawecka and Pawel Krzeminski in 2017, Architecture Club has already made a name for themselves thanks to their site-specific designs blending art, craft and technology — yet Monika Sosnowska’s atelier is their first completed project.