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Cut and Frame / Ashton Porter Architects

Cut and Frame / Ashton Porter Architects

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Text description provided by the architects. Reorganisation of the ground floor layout of a two storey semi detached residential property and the replacing of a garden shed at the rear of the garden with a writing hut.

Detail
Detail

The house design was driven by the requirement for both clients to work from home and both have separate spaces. The connection between the house and the garden writing hut was therefore a key element of the project.

© Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg

The existing house was internally remodelled and a series of historical, somewhat adhoc, compartmentalised additions and alterations were removed to provide improved interconnected living spaces.

© Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg

The connection between hut and house is reinforced by framing elements. The main house has a floating seat of aluminium that becomes part of the internal seating of the house when the large glazed panels are slid away and a garden seat at other times. It is clad in highly contrasting anodised aluminium and hangs from a discreet steel frame cantilevering from within the existing house.

© Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg

The reciprocal aluminium element to the writing hut can either be an elevated seat with access internally by steps or a display for artefacts and artwork.

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Cite: "Cut and Frame / Ashton Porter Architects" 20 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/487443/cut-and-frame-ashton-porter-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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