Corian Indoor Outdoor Room

Chambers Mcmillan Architects, Edinburgh, 2015

 

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A corian clad intermediary space between a house and a garden.

This indoor outdoor room is designed as an intermediary space between house and garden, where children can get messy, shelter, work, create and experiment, whilst still in view of the kitchen in the main house.

The concept started with a corian work bench which goes from inside to outside. The corian walls then wrap up and around to form the space, whilst leaving glass sections allowing light in from different directions throughout the day. At the core of the room is a small contained seat, for quieter retreating.

Corian was chosen as the main material as it provides a folding enclosing sheet surface with sharp angled details, and also has interesting sensory qualities for children to touch and a sparkle to catch their eye as they pass. Viewed from different angles the room appears either as an enclosed containing space or as an open extension of the garden.

Data

  • Begun: Sep 2014
  • Completed: Jul 2015
  • Floor area: 8m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £45,000
  • Tender date: Apr 2014
  • Procurement: MW11
  • Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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