A stunning combination of three timbers
The result is a precisely built, tall, light space using traditionally jointed Douglas fir, partially kilned as the structure included a ventilating clerestory window for summer cooling. Externally, the studio is clad with both vertical and horizontal cedar using a close boarding system, and with oak shingles for roofing. The generous overhanging eaves using sections of larch with Sherpa brackets are both visually aesthetic and serve to protect the building from the weather.
The kitchen extension has been designed to visually connect to the studio and garden, using a Douglas fir frame, extensive glazing and cedar cladding. The low ceiling/eaves height presented a challenge, so the solution is a flat roof covered with zinc.
The buildings have created two beautifully refined structures that have met the lifestyle needs of the client.
“This job was enjoyable as the architect is very thorough. Every detail has been thought out and designed. The oak shakes are hand split.
The big garden room eaves consist of larch sprockets hanging from aluminium brackets. On the front elevation of the garden room, the gutter downpipes pass through these eves — stunning attention to detail that gives a fantastic finish.”
Carpenter, Rob Williams
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