Innox Lodge

Designscape Architects, Somerset, 2012


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East garden elevation 

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  • East garden elevation    
  • East elevation    
  • Glass to glass corner    
  • South elevation    
  • Approach    
  • Wall junction    
  • Rooflight    
  • Internal view north    
  • Handrail detail    
  • Sliding doors    
  • Roof    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Basement floor plan    
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  • East elevation    
  • South elevation    
  • Existing elevation    
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  • Basement Detail    
  • Ground Detail    
  • Roof Detail    
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This project for a new family garden room challenges the formality of the existing Victorian lodge to provide casual connections between the kitchen, converted basement and garden

Designed to maximise the aspect across the surrounding fields, the structure adopts two cantilevered steel beams to allow the glazing (incorporating a fixed glass-to-glass corner) to open in wide, diverse configurations to blur the boundary between building and landscape.

The extent of the adjacent modified elevation of the house is read through the linear rooflight that casts light onto the new stair leading into the basement, both elements visually separating the new from old. Lead, in preformed panels on elevation and rolled sheet on the roof, tethers the lightweight glass to the mass of the traditional host building, whilst the bath stone pier to the south nods to the formal principle elevation, screening the casual activity beyond.


  • Begun: Sep 2011
  • Completed: Feb 2012
  • Floor area: 35m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £140,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2011
  • Address: Innox Lodge, Somerset, BA2, United Kingdom

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