The Shed

A small rural office for home working, with a low impact on the environment.
Brief. Considerations. Solution. Information. Important projects
that followed
The Shed.

We were asked to design a small office sat in the grounds of a Grade II Listed property for home working in a rural context and to provide solutions for its sustainability.

The project is set within a rural hamlet and in the context of a Listed Building. The design response to this sensitive setting and the surrounding agricultural aesthetic was a key consideration in developing the design proposals. Sustainability was also a key to the design process due to the building being sited essentially off grid.

The proposals sought to use a simple palette of timber and glass responding to the Yorkshire boarding found on the agricultural sheds locally. The cedar cladding will grey over time. The building utilises heating from a biomass boiler and the low lying massing has a green roof to reduce surface water run-off and increase biodiversity. The project was well received from the local planning department who welcomed the contemporary approach to the design.

Type. Commercial
Client. Private
Location. York, yorkshire
Status. Complete
Size. Undisclosed sq.ft

Important projects that followed The Shed.

Cuckoo Wood.

Cuckoo Wood.

The Old School.

The Old School.

Moorland Garth.

Moorland Garth.