Exterior of unique blue building - UK drawing studio
The new drawing studio at Arts University Bournemouth in Dorset, United Kingdom comes with a futuristic silhouette. Designed by renowned architect Sir Peter Cook and his office CRAB, the building celebrates “the fundamental nature of drawing and the way in which it stimulates thought”.

The 1830-square-foot creative studio is open to all artists in the university, from animators to costumes designers to architects and was built as a place especially for interaction and exchange. Central to the idea of drawing, “light” was chosen as the theme for the building’s design.
Interior students drawing - UK drawing studio

A rear clerestory window offers ample light with inspirational views of the tree canopies, while minimalist interiors in white and gray leave the room a blank slate. The oddly-shaped blue exterior is made from steel and was built in conjunction with two other facilities — an animation studio and a lecture theater.

“Through such simplicity, the act of drawing becomes a calm and considered activity within the lively world of a very busy and creative institution,” the project developers said. [Photography courtesy of CRAB Studio]

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Do you think this space inspires creativity?

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