Thursday, April 20, 2023

Garden studio and banya

A rather special build this from Cooke Fawcett Architects for a client in Hampstead, London, recently shortlisted for the NLA's annual Don't Move, Improve! competition. It's a garden studio with a separate 'banya', a Russian sauna which is less hot but much more humid than the ones most of us are used to. The construction is on mini-pile foundations so as not to disturbe the surrounding area of mature trees. This is particularly relevant to the competition since this year it features renovations that highlight the importance of improving the sustainable credentials of London’s homes on a 'Green Ambitions' theme.

Features include large glazed sliding doors, large wrap-around rear rooflight window, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating system. The whole thing is clad in a textured impregnated larch. It's in a conservation area so planning consent was required.


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