Atelier 591 is an artists studio in South-West France,

made by converting a ruined barn.


It has been used as a workshop, studio and gallery for over ten years and now has been given a bathroom and kitchen to allow it to be used for creative projects in residency.


The studio was designed by the British Architect and owner


The character of the painting studios at the Royal College of Art and the many workshops that are a part of the professional life of an architect, provided the inspiration for the type of space created here.


Perhaps the major bonus is that as well as providing the essential light for working, there is a view across the Pyrenean mountains to relieve the introverted nature of many studios.


Due to his knowledge of materials from building conservation, the interior is limewashed and there is a predominance of fine joinery,  all designed by Peter Ayley too, including the furniture.