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  5. Platform 5 Architects
  6. 2012
  7. Shoffice / Platform 5 Architects

Shoffice / Platform 5 Architects

  • 00:00 - 9 January, 2013
Shoffice / Platform 5 Architects
Shoffice / Platform 5 Architects, © Alan Williams Photography
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  • Architects

  • Location

    St. John's Wood, Saint John's Wood, City of Westminster, London NW8, UK
  • Structural Engineer

    Morph Structures
  • Contractor

    Millimetre
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Alan Williams Photography
© Alan Williams Photography

'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. 

© Alan Williams Photography
© 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 rooflights - one glazed above the desk with another open to the sky outside the office bring light into the work space. 

Exploded Perspective
Exploded Perspective

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. 

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