Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Black timber garden studio + model-making workshop


Here's a marvellous double shedworking construction by Rodic Davidson Architects in Cambridge. Here's what they say about it:
Hidden in amongst the trees at the end of a long garden, we have designed and built two separate timber-framed buildings for use as a home office/studio and a model-making workshop. The structures are clad in vertical black-stained softwood boarding of varying widths – wider on the studio and narrower on the workshop. On the studio, the cladding forms a continuous rainscreen and wraps the entire building. The larger studio building is very highly insulated (using 150mm Cellotex combined with Super Tri-Iso) and incorporates a super efficient air-source heat pump. Calculations indicate that the annual heating bill will cost less than £21 in electricity costs. The building is wrapped with a black timber rain screen over a complete wrapper of a rubber membrane for water-proofing.
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2013 Rodic Davidson Architects Garden Studio Cambridge by Alex Johnson

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