This research project explores the philosophy of phenomenology and its application to the transformative effects of interior architecture. The project aims to support performing and visual artists through a collaborative residency program in the form of three new pavilions at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Located within the Sculpture Park and gardens, the pavilions comprise studios, contemplative spaces and a performance space. The project emphasises the notion of place, where the site history, experiential qualities of Heide II and the landscape have informed the design. The phenomenological emphasis on the individual’s perception and embodied experience of space forms the conceptual basis of the project. A self-guided journey through the site allows visitors to observe the artists’ processes and experience the atmospheric effects of the interiors. Each pavilion provides a distinct environment, where materials and the play of light and shadow engage the artist and visitor in a multisensory way.