Noel Barnhurst Photography Studios

A vintage 1930s concrete warehouse building in the heart of SOMA provides the new quarters for a thriving commercial photography studio. The sandblasted concrete and wood framed structure reveals a raw minimalist interior which elevates the haptic material qualities of the space. New programmatic elements are sheathed in hot rolled steel plate rendering a somber monastic aesthetic in which natural light completes the composition. Floor-to-ceiling black velour curtains separate dynamic space, their soft diffuse volume are in stark contrast to the tectonic mass of the stainless steel which forms the programmatic core of the project. The existing industrial glazing is re-scripted to form a layered space of interior partitions that reflect the buildings original industrial simplicity.