This Artist's Studio Doubles as a Practical Greenhouse Space

By: Jana Pijak - Nov 5, 2014
References: takahashihiroko & spoon-tamago
Textile artist Takahashi Hiroko's industrial studio space doubles as an indoor garden. The workspace by Schemata Architects is situated in a once-abandoned and renovated factory.

This converted greenhouse is one of many in Japan and is part of a growing fad of non-operating factories and warehouses that have been transformed into practical, indoor gardens.

In this particular case, Takahashi Hiroko's art studio is located in an abandoned steel mill and blends nature with the building's industrial and stark shell. The metal and concrete structure houses modern office and studio spaces along with an indoor garden that is vast and large in its scale.

This sophisticated studio encourages sustainable design practices and transforms otherwise abandoned spaces into greenhouses that grow food for local communities while producing a profitable income for its owners.