Studio Schanz is a minimalist space located in Cologne, Germany, designed by Gerdesmeyer Krohn. The facade, cast in concrete, stands out conspicuously from the cityscape with its arched glass windows. The former substation was redesigned by architect Bernd Kniess in 2002 and is now home to two art galleries, a design agency and the new studio “Studio Schanz”. The goal was to set up a studio loft that offers photographers and creative people a perfect place to work.

Shooting or co-working, the loft offers enough space and furniture for the preferred use of changing customers. The 120sqm studio has a large work area with 4 fully-fledged workstations, a custom made design lamp and enough storage space in the adapted wall shelf. The four-line kitchen with its pink fronts and its speckled worktop pushes to the fore but at the same time adapts to the property with its design language. Due to the unique arched window front, enough light falls on the dining area, the spacious photo studio area and creates a really great lighting mood.

In order to separate the two areas from each other, they have integrated a couch area including a television, which serves as a relaxation area. The changing and storage rooms can be entered through a curtain behind plastered arches and give the studio and the rooms themselves a unique charm. The interior is harmonized in terms of design and color, without being too full. The customer is given enough freedom to complete the studio with your ideas and productions.

Photography by Nancy Ebert

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