Atelier Albert Oehlen by Enguita & Lasso de la Vega and Abalos + Sentkiewicz

Located on a steep slope in a small Swiss village, the Atelier Albert Oehlen is a small white building that blends into the neighboring residences and the snowbound landscape of the Saint-Gallen area and frames the wonderful scenery of the Swiss Alps.

Architects: Enguita & Lasso de la Vega, Abalos + Sentkiewicz
Location: Bülher, Switzerland
Photographs: José Hevia

Created by Madrid-based architectural firm Enguita & Lasso de la Vega in collaboration with Abalos + Sienkiewicz, this studio was built for the painter Albert Oehlen, the main volume and skylights are cut back in a triangular shape and buried part of it underground.

It accommodates a diaphanous warehouse-like space for an artist’s studio and a semi-basement devoted to storing artworks. A big picture window opens the atelier up to the landscape, while two skylights provide the space with top lighting.