Tucked into a garden beside a conventional property in Southeast London, this modern day residence office addition is a sharp geometric volume naturally insulated by a mossy green roof. The Studio by Fraher Architects was developed in response to the want for personal workspace for the proprietor and his workers, separate from the activity of his young family within the principal element of the residence.
The studio functions a faceted exterior covered in triangular windows that carry in organic daylight, which have been situated according to a in depth sunlight evaluation. The split levels and uncommon form of the addition prevent it from taking up as well a lot bulk in the backyard, although sustaining a sense of privacy and tranquility, with no windows facing neighboring residences.
All of the built-in furnishings, like the bank of desks along one particular long wall of the workplace and even the staircase, features constructed-in storage to save area. Bright red parachute cord acts as a railing for the upper level and packs a graphic visual punch.
The insulation provided by the greenery on the roof paired with the use of higher-performance glazing and a normal ventilation technique means the addition calls for no heating or cooling of its own, and a solar array offers scorching water for the kitchen and shower.