Photo by Laura egger

IOWA is the place where Forest Studio get born.It was a artists community located in Beijing Caochangdi(CCD) district just outside fifth ringroad.

It’s named IOWA because the landlord also the designer is HuXiaoChuan whom came from IOWA University as a professor of Botany.His research on common condition between IOWA and Beijing triggered his idea to built his dual purpose greenhouse in CCD from 1995.At the same time,just a coincidence AiWeiwei the artist ,built his first studio in CCD ,later under his influence CCD became an art village.

Forest studio had been living and working in IOWA for seven years, as a community we been taken part in the year 2013 and 2014 Beijing Design week.

On 2017 August 11th, it was been brutal demolished.