Studio

James Wyman Architects, Oxford, 2013

 

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Studio is a former outbuilding that has be extended and transformed into a workplace

Situated within a suburban context the property occupies a narrow site alongside the boundary wall between two large houses. The outlook is over a communal garden and pool.

The extension consists of a Sweet Chestnut timber frame structure, which supports a heat mirror glass roof. A large freestanding double-sided wood burning stove, clad in Cor-ten weathering steel, punctuates the otherwise open plan. Hemp and lime was used not only to insulate the masonry and to offer additional thermal mass, but also to benefit from a breathable form of construction which helps to regulate internal humidity levels.

A wall of revolving triple glazed windows provides natural ventilation. The inherent character of the original outbuilding was the basis for a utilitarian approach to materials and finishes - predominantly rough sawn timber, raw concrete and stock engineering brick. The form of the studio extension consciously reflects the surrounding buildings and simultaneously integrates with the communal garden and adjacent pool.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2012
  • Completed: Aug 2013
  • Floor area: 63m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £127,000
  • Procurement: self-build
  • Address: Studio, 100 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NE, United Kingdom

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