The notion of happening upon a secret place in the woods inspired our first place entry in the La Reunion TX art studio design competition. Open Space is composed of a heavy timber platform, weathered steel walls and an untamed green roof. Pivoting walls open to reveal a pristine, white studio complete with cabinets, shelves, seating, lighting and foldout work surfaces. Clear spans of wall and floor, natural light, and the studio’s adaptability make it ideal for any artistic activity. Open Space can be configured to be completely enclosed, completely open or any place in between. It is meant to feel like an extension of the surrounding woods that allows the artists to reinvent their studio as seasons and inspirations change.