Studio GoodLight

A live/work space for a local artist

Studio GoodLight is a historic renovation of one part of a residential duplex and is a live/work arrangement. Preserving the existing building was a guiding design mantra in an additive approach.

  • LocationBirmingham, AL
  • Project Type
  • Awards 2017 Honor Award, AIA Alabama
  • 2017 Merit Award, AIA Birmingham
  • 2017 Best of Residential Design, IDIE International Design Association

A rear stair and hidden door serve as a private entrance while a three-story spiral stair passes by the entrance to the residence allowing studio guests to access the roof top terrace.

Massive bridge girders, added at some point in the building’s history, were cleaned and lacquered to contrast with the white studio walls.

The studio is flooded with natural light from a variety of tubular skylights. Each skylight provides a specific lighting purpose for a variety of photographic prerequisites ranging from fashion to food.

A full commercial kitchen, garage and wardrobe areas complete the programmatic areas of the studio.