The Green Studio

Fraher Architects, London, 2013


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Dusk View Street 

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  • Dusk View Street    
  • Dusk View of Door    
  • View of staircase    
  • Desk View    
  • Ground Floor    
  • Mezz 1    
  • Mezz view to street    
  • ROof View    
  • Mezz view    
  • Rooflight    
  • Staircase    
  • Cladding    
  • Dusk Roof View    
  • Ground Floor Plan    
  • Long Context Section    
  • Long Context Section    
  • Entrance section B-B    
  • Long cross section    
  • Collaged section    
  • Foundation details    
  • Glazing and cladding details    

Sited opposite the Butterfly House, in south east of London the studio is a garden based creative home work space for the architectural practice

The studio’s shape and orientation has resulted from a detailed sunlight analysis minimizing its impact on the surrounding buildings and ensuring high levels of day lighting to the garden and work spaces.

The split levels and grounded form helps to conceal its mass and facilitates the flowing ground scape transition between the garden and studio. Clad in a stainless steel mesh the terraced planter beds and wild flower green roofs will combine to green the facade replacing the lost habitat.

Carefully orientated high performance glazing combined with super insulation and a robust natural ventilation strategy means the building requires no heating or cooling. Hot water for the kitchen and shower are provided by a large solar array and thermal store.

All the joinery was designed, fabricated and installed by the practice’s sister company Fraher + Co.


  • Completed: Dec 2013
  • Floor area: 32m2
  • Sectors: Office, House
  • Total cost: £70,000
  • Funding: private
  • Procurement: Management Contract
  • Address: The Studio, 14a Gabriel Street, London, SE23 1DT, United Kingdom

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