Sunken shed hides under green roof

Pam & Jenny workshop exterior
© L'escaut

Graphic Designers Pam & Jenny needed a studio but didn't want to eat up their whole yard, so architects l'escaut built it partially submerged into the ground in Uccle, Belgium. It's quite lovely.

Using the same proportions and materials, the workshop flows in continuity with the main house while its partial burying hides the volume and preserves the leafy environment.

I am a sucker for plywood, It has a real warmth that you just don't get out of paint and drywall. If it ever floods down there it will suffer a lot less damage than other materials. Here they have light, air, lots of room and it doesn't take up the whole yard. Nice. More at l'escaute, cooperative of Architects.

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