Hidden away at the bottom of the garden, step down into a contemporary form covered in charred timber and inside a beautiful gymnasium – a total contrast.
Stepping down into the garden room reduces the impact of the roof height and adds to the mysterious nature of this design. The sheer black nature of the charred cladding adds beautifully to the garden design and the hidden door is a gem, the only give away is the path that leads to it. Simple lines and minimal glazing unit to maximise the light once inside add to this well thought out project.
Inspect the timber closely. A rustic charm is soon realised, ancient, dark, rustic and mysterious to surround something so contemporary on the inside
Karl Harrison said “I love completing the sides of a garden in a sheer black, it’s certainly a way of making the planting pop, it’s a great back drop all year around”
Furthermore, the charred timber cladding is manufactured in Amersham. Everything’s made by hand by a dedicated team that has been producing in the UK since 2008. In conclusion, there are many finishes available with new ranges being created on a regular basis.
Credits and further information
Architect EASTWEST Architecture
Location Fraser Road, Walthamstow
Project Garden Studio
Cladding ShouSugiBan (Charred Cedar) Dentō yakisugi – 伝統焼杉
Photography Credit NAARO