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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Shoffice in London, UK by Platform 5 Architects

 
February 21st, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Platform 5 Architects

‘Shoffice’ (shed + office) is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located to the rear of a1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood. The brief required the shoffice to be conceived of as a sculptural object that flowed into the garden space.

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography 

  • Architects: Platform 5 Architects
  • Project: Shoffice
  • Location: St. John’s Wood, Westminster, London, UK
  • Photography: Alan Williams Photography
  • Structural Engineer: Morph Structures
  • Contractor: Millimetre

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

A glazed office space nestles into an extruded timber elliptical shell, which curls over itself like a wood shaving, and forms a small terrace in the lawn. The interior is oak lined and fitted out with storage and a cantilevered desk. Two roof lights – one glazed above the desk with another open to the sky outside the office bring light into the work space.

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

The project was a close collaboration between Architect, Structural Engineer and Contractor. The lightweight structure, formed with two steel ring beams, timber ribs and a stressed plywood skin, sits on minimal pad foundations. Much of the project was prefabricated to reduce the amount of material that needed to be moved through the house during construction.

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy Platform 5 Architects

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