Queens Grove Garden Pavilion

Richard Mitzman Architects, London, 2011


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Constructed within the garden of a grade 2 listed townhouse, Queens Grove Garden Pavilion is a small, 15m2, glass and stone structure with planted green roof

The Queen’s Grove garden pavilion, by Richard Mitzman Architects LLP for Mr & Mrs Chanrai is located in the rear garden of a Georgian grade 2 listed townhouse which has recently been restored and extended. The garden room was needed to use as a study.

Completed in April 2011, the 15 sqm studio is virtually invisible from neighbouring gardens as it is built against a high west boundary party wall, with a planted green roof that not only reduces its visual impact but is ecologically sound, low maintenance and has a high insulation performance. It is planted with of a variety of herbaceous plants, mosses and grasses that reduce rainwater run-off.

The interior study space is continuous with the exterior patio. The internal stone flooring tiles match the patio stone pavers, and paddlestones used for the studio pier are also used in the planters and steps. The inside-outside feel is supplemented by the use of frameless glazed windows and flush sliding doors. This creates a flexible, bright and light garden study that has vistas across the garden and forms an outside room between it and the main house.


  • Begun: Jul 2010
  • Completed: Apr 2011
  • Floor area: 15m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £110,000
  • Tender date: Apr 2010
  • Procurement: Standard JCT 2005
  • Address: 30 Queen's Grove, London, NW8 6HJ, United Kingdom

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