Elegant Shed 2

Sited in the garden of a Listed London house, the project comprises two small buildings that accommodate a studio and greenhouse. Two derelict building forms are curated as found objects and modified by modern interventions. In the place of traditional projecting slate roofs and gutters are planes of timber and glass that sit inside the external walls. New frameless window and door openings visually heighten the found-object appearance of the brick enclosures by concealing the functional qualities of these building elements. Windows appear as voids when open or closed, and doors also appear as voids when open but are continuous with the timber roof material when closed. Spatially, the buildings separate two zones of the garden, and loosely enclose a paved space between them. Windows positioned on one end of each building frame views across this paved space, visually connecting the two building envelopes and the interiors that they enclose