Norwegian design firm Snohetta created a sprawling studio for Brooklyn-based artist Jose Parla in an old warehouse. The stunning space is divided into two areas, The Arena, where Jose Parla will be able to create his large scale works, such as his recent mural for Tower 1 of the World Trade Center and The Nest, a loft-like mezzanine that looks down into the studio space.
The Cuban-American artist collaborated with Snohetta on the studio space, one of several projects in which they joined forces. Jose Parla created a mural inside Snohetta's James B. Hunt Jr Library at North Carolina State University and did the facade for the Far Rockaway Public Library in Queens.
The project highlights an intriguing partnership between an important American artist and an internationally recognized design firm.