Feilden Fowles Studio

Small Project Winner 2017

Location: London
Architect/Client: Feilden Fowles Architects
Structural Engineer: Structure Workshop
Main Contractor/Builder: Miles Builders
Joinery Company: Timber Workshop
Window Supplier: West Leigh
Landscape Design: Dan Pearson Studio
Wood Supplier: S H Somerscales Ltd
Wood Species: British Douglas Fir

Feilden Fowles master-planned Waterloo City Farm from the design of animal pens, sheltered outdoor classroom and barn, to their new studio which was offered in exchange for their design services. The positioning of the studio against the north boundary creates a south-facing courtyard garden. The timber frame structure clad with corrugated Onduline sheets, can be dismantled and re-erected when the lease comes to an end. The materiality and approach are redolent of agricultural building forms. To the north the timber frame projects at high level to articulate large lights which run the full length of the space, referencing traditional artist studios and providing generous diffuse light and cross ventilation. The long south elevation is articulated by steel T­columns and full-height glazing shaded by the overhanging roof. The 1830mm column grid and 2440mm datum running around the ply-lined interior, demonstrates how proportions have been carefully calibrated to minimise cuts and waste.

  • Date November 22, 2017
  • Tags 2017