Tucked into a garden beside a standard house in Southeast London, this contemporary property office addition is a sharp geometric volume naturally insulated by a mossy green roof. The Studio by Fraher Architects was produced in response to the need to have for private workspace for the owner and his personnel, separate from the activity of his young family inside the main portion of the residence.
The studio features a faceted exterior covered in triangular windows that bring in organic daylight, which were situated according to a detailed sunlight evaluation. The split levels and unusual shape of the addition avoid it from taking up too much bulk in the garden, whilst maintaining a sense of privacy and tranquility, with no windows facing neighboring residences.
All of the constructed-in furnishings, like the bank of desks along 1 extended wall of the office and even the staircase, attributes built-in storage to save space. Bright red parachute cord acts as a railing for the upper level and packs a graphic visual punch.
The insulation supplied by the greenery on the roof paired with the use of high-functionality glazing and a organic ventilation technique means the addition demands no heating or cooling of its personal, and a solar array offers hot water for the kitchen and shower.