The project built to house an expanding rural architectural practice that had outgrown its previous dedicated office space in the directors’ home.
The new studio is situated in the lower garden of the family home. The building also serves as a domestic garage and provides a level-access bedroom and shower-room for relatives with mobility issues. The building references the rusting agricultural sheds in the rural area. The exterior form appears as a simple pitched-roof shed cloaked in corten steel. Internally the glulam structure is expressed and celebrated, revealing a series of bright overlapping spaces. The structure has been left exposed and doubles as the interior fit-out, forming the wall finish, shelving, drawers and cupboards.
LocationLondonderry, Northern Ireland
Structural EngineerStructures 2000 Ltd
ContractorAlan Moon Joinery and Building Contractor
ManufacturerOld Manse Joinery
JoineryAlan Moon Joinery and Building Contractor