Renovation of a house for a ceramic artist.

The artist's production situation has changed due to the increase in the value of his work and the shift towards larger and more limited productions. This led to the decision to combine the normally incompatible uses of a residence and a workshop/meeting space in a single flat block.

Using the existing walls, the room and the corridor were demolished in order to create a medieval plaza-like workshop surrounded by the doors of the other rooms.Windows and doors occupy the walls on all four sides, but the openings are never really open, allowing people, objects, light and wind to pass by and stay for a moment.The kiln is positioned as if it were a church, and on the other side of the kiln is a formal position for the observer to view and appreciate, while the background of the observer has a reverse-frontality.

The ceiling is made of perforated CT steel, placed at equal intervals under the beams of the concrete frame, to provide drying shelves, working lights, storage for materials, plants, hammocks, mobiles, etc., as well as an opportunity to work, to welcome people, to chat, to sleep, in the centre of the space.

The walls are designed as if they were in a museum, so that they can be repaired and repainted as many times as necessary, and the floor is made of linoleum, which has a gentle appearance but is tough enough to be used. Both of these materials are expected to acquire a long-lasting character through hard use.