Garden Room

kalm architecture, North Berwick, East Lothian, 2012


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  • Garden elevation and garden axonometric    
  • North and south elevations and section B-B    
  • Internal elevations    
  • Floor plan and section    
  • Site plan    
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This rear extension to a substantial stone villa seeks to open up the existing austere relationship between house and garden by creating a new light filled threshold space

The new family room orientates itself towards the sun and in doing so introduces a diagonal movement to the plan that offers an additional dynamic to the way the house is used. The timber and steel framed volume is clad in stained larch weatherboarding with a zinc roof and the inside will open up to the garden in numerous ways using large fold and slide doors, a single door and a sliding sofa window. The room incorporates bespoke fixed oak furniture that provides depth to the walls.


  • Begun: Nov 2011
  • Completed: 2012
  • Floor area: 21m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £82,337
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works 2007
  • Address: Ferrygate Steading, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5DJ, United Kingdom

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