The clients enjoy socialising both inside and out and needed a contemporary space to match their living. The Architects design solution was to remove the conservatory and replace with a sculptural pavilion that would merge the kitchen/family room into the centre of both the house and, more importantly, the garden.

The design is modest, sharp and screams contemporary; not in a subtle way to homogenise with the surrounding landscape but to act as a piece of art and stand out… and indeed it does.

Triangle terraces are notoriously difficult to fit into any sensibly looking and usable space – this is an exception. This space is more than stylish… its usability is very high and a great use of space. Its beauty is enhanced by the appearance of floating above the garden.

The Architects have certainly doffed their hat toward the adjacent soft landscaping and trees by finishing the art installation in a burnt larch cladding which provides a textured and natural finish.

Karl Harrison said “I have an affinity with structures like this one, triangles are an awkward shape in any context and to create an installation like this is nothing short of 100% success, I love it”

Not only is the design and Architecture exact and well thought out, so is the construction. The lines are sharp and so are the small details, often overlooked – but not on this project.

Exterior solutions Ltd supplied the Shou Sugi Ban® for this project plus a host of fixings in stainless, not to forget the Canadian Western Red Cedar in a number 2 clear and better grade. ESL has an established history of supplying thousands of sqm of timber products each year, they supply many species of timber cladding and decking from cedar and larch as shown on this project but Douglass Fir, Oak, Ipe, Iroko, Kebony® and also Accoya®… there are many more too. We carry most in raw and can turn most projects around to your finished dimensions delivered to site in less than 2 weeks from order.

Credits and further Information

Project                       Private residence

Location                    Poole, Hampshire

Architect                   RB Studio Architects

Contractor                Hardy of Wessex Home Developments

Cladding                   Larch Charred Light Brushed Koshikijima 甑島

Cedar                        CWR No2 Clear and Better 21 x 144 PAR

Completion              Spring 2017