North Downs —
A new garage and studio space in a an area of outstanding natural beauty. Set in the shadow of the North Downs the client wanted to replace a dilapidated double garage with a new structure that incorporates a home office / studio.
A series of sketch models and environmental modelling was completed to optimise the form of the roof which presents a traditional hipped form to the Lane and twists to line with the view across the garden.
The end workshop and studio extend to form an angle, which maintains privacy for the adjoining neighbour as well as capturing views to the West.
Whilst working in the workshop, one can either work from inside, looking out into the garden, or can open the folding door and continue to work in the sunshine outside.
Clad in black stained ship lap sitting above a brick plinth it echo’s the materiality of the existing garage and main house whilst making a statement in its own right.
On site March 2012