Summerhouse by Ullmayer Sylvester Architects

Sometimes if you need a bit more room you don't need to move or do a big addition; perhaps a garden shed will fill the bill. Ullmayer Sylvester Architects designed this summerhouse as a "seasonal hideaway for a hackney-based family of four. they all needed more and safe play space as the children are growing older. the new space should serve as a painter's studio, garden shed, table tennis venue and sleep-over place. developing the somewhat neglected rear of their garden became and alternative to moving away into a larger property."

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"The outside of this timber structure is clad in thin skins. beyond weather protection these surfaces are meant to re-enforce the presence of the garden and to frame the seasons."

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"an 8m long mirror reflects the diverse floral range and defies the solidity and proximity of the wall it is mounted on."

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::Ullmayer Sylvester Architects via the thoroughly modern ::Shedworking