This Writer’s Shed Was Designed To Be A Quiet Haven In The Big City – Design You Trust

This Writer’s Shed Was Designed To Be A Quiet Haven In The Big City


WSD Architecture were commissioned by their client, an author and illustrator, to design and build a backyard shed where they could work, at the end of their property in the London Borough of Hackney.

h/t: contemporist


“The design responds to the client’s passion for children’s literature and mythologies. The space is conceived as a haven in the city; a fairy-tale hut at the bottom of the garden where the client can retreat and immerse himself in his work.”, says architects.


“Externally, the glowing cedar facade, shingle cladding, log store and chimney all play a part in creating this world. Inside, a large north-facing skylight floods the workspace with natural light.”


“On the gable wall, a bookcase meanders around the wood burning stove, providing a centre piece for the client to store his library of books. Looking back out over the garden, the glazed sliding door gives onto a covered verandah – a space perfect to enjoy the very worst of the British weather.”


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