Architectural spaces are purposefully designed and built to be supportive of what happens within them. They have boundaries that separate the interior from the exterior. These boundaries are permeable, allowing entry, but not at all times and in all circumstances. The novice thinks of studio time and space as a pragmatic need, necessary so work can be fabricated but without real agency or impact on the work or practice. The discussion of studios so far has focused on the functions a studio serves for the artist, rather than its physical space. Successful artists create an interior space or silence that isolates the work from agendas that would tell the artist what the work should be before he or she begins making it. However the contemporary artist contends with external demands in their practice, it is helpful to understand the importance of maintaining and supporting an interior space that allows room for curiosity, playfulness and open-ended exploration.