Elegant Shed 2

William Tozer Architecture & Design, London, 2011


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Exterior view of studio and greenhouse 

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  • Exterior view of studio and greenhouse    
  • View of studio interior    
  • View through glazing to studio interior    
  • View of studio interior    
  • View of studio rooflight    
  • View of greenhouse worktop and window    
  • View of exterior brick and timber detail    
  • Plan    
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  • Elevations    
  • Axonometric    

Sited in the garden of a listed London house, two small existing garden sheds have been reconfigured and refurbished to create a studio and greenhouse

The two derelict building forms have been treated as found objects and modified with modern interventions.

Frameless window and door openings appear as voids through the brick enclosures, and the roof planes of timber and glass sit inside the external walls. Spatially, the sheds separate two zones of the garden, and loosely enclose a paved space between them.

Windows positioned on one end of each building frame views across this patio, visually connecting the two building envelopes and the interiors that they enclose.


  • Begun: Oct 2010
  • Completed: Apr 2011
  • Floor area: 41m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £113,000
  • Tender date: Sep 2010
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works Building Contract (2005 - rev 2. 2009)
  • Address: London, United Kingdom

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