Writer's Shed in Hackney, London

  • · Posted 48 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Allocated with a budget of £31,000, architecture firm Weston Surman & Deane have created a garden studio space for a Hackney-based author and illustrator. According to the architects, the design "sought to satisfy the client's need for a functional workspace, but moreover to create a building that reflected his passion for children’s literature and mythologies." To achieve this, they pulled inspiration from the romanticised vision of a writer in his shed - "a fairy-tale hut at the bottom of the garden where the client could retreat and immerse himself in his work."

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The facade of the studio is made from cedar wood, which is then back-lit for a magical effect at night and in the early mornings. A log store and a wood burning stove were also installed to accentuate this vision. Oiled OSB and painted pine were used for the floors, walls, and shelving, while the antique Belfast sink area features a brass splash-back.

Photos: Wai Ming Ng

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