Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dovecote Studio

Dovecote Studio, Haworth Tompkins's build on the Snape Maltings campus in Suffolk, has a won a roomful of awards for its loveliness. Built into the ruined dovecoate on site, the shedworking atmosphere for artists and musicians was craned in. Among the many delights is the mezzanine platform with a writing desk and window looking out over the marshes towards the sea.  Here's what they say about it:
"Only the minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out to stabilise the existing ruin prior to the new structure being inserted. Decaying existing windows were left alone and vegetation growing over the dovecote was protected to allow it to continue a natural process of ageing and decay. The interior walls and ceiling of the space are lined with spruce plywood to create a timber 'box' within the Cor-ten shell."
Lots more excellent photos at their site.
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