I often toy with the appeal of having a dedicated workspace at home and this is yet another project that feeds that wondering:
Allocated with a budget of £31,000, architecture firm Weston Surman & Deane have created a garden studio space for a Hackney-based author and illustrator. According to the architects, the design “sought to satisfy the client’s need for a functional workspace, but moreover to create a building that reflected his passion for children’s literature and mythologies.” To achieve this, they pulled inspiration from the romanticised vision of a writer in his shed – “a fairy-tale hut at the bottom of the garden where the client could retreat and immerse himself in his work.”
The facade of the studio is made from cedar wood, which is then back-lit for a magical effect at night and in the early mornings. A log store and a wood burning stove were also installed to accentuate this vision. Oiled OSB and painted pine were used for the floors, walls, and shelving, while the antique Belfast sink area features a brass splash-back.