▼工作间隐藏在一处住宅的后花园内，a shared workspace located in the garden
We were commissioned by a musician and seamstress couple to design a shared workspace for their north London garden. The extremely tight site and the greenery of the neighbouring gardens were significant design drivers for the scheme. Externally, the study is wrapped with an innovative cork cladding that forms the weatherproofing layer and acts as a thermal and acoustic insulator. The natural earthy quality of the thick cork combined with the wild-flower roof also helps nestle the building into its green surroundings. Internally, the simple volume is lined with birch plywood.
▼桦木胶合板制作的家具悬挑在墙壁之上，the furniture also in birch plywood is cantilevered off the walls
▼办公桌则沐浴在由宽敞天窗投射下来的自然光线中，the shared desk bathed in natural light via a generous skylight
To help create the feeling of space despite the limited floor area, the furniture also in birch plywood is cantilevered off the walls. Bathed in natural light via a generous skylight, the couple’s shared desk unit is divided by a central slot window. The interior space is separated from the small garden area by a large sliding pocket door, which when desired can be fully slid open out of view, blurring the threshold between the interior and exterior.
▼中间有一扇插槽窗户，a central slot window
▼窗户外观，exterior view of the centralslot window
As a whole, the scheme is a very sustainable project. Timber internal linings, an all timber structural frame and the wild-flower sedum roof are used in conjunction with the very sustainable cork cladding. Formed from the re-harvestable bark of cork-oak trees, the innovative expanded cork blocks are completely additive free and significantly carbon negative.
▼由橡树树皮制造的软木完全零添加、零排碳，formed from the re-harvestable bark of cork-oak trees, the cork blocks are completely additive free and significantly carbon negative