The entrance is guarded by completely retractable oak framed full-height doors that also give a clear view of the garden outside, and inside, a “hidden” rooflight at the back of the space offers a playful and unexpected peek at the sky.
The sheet and rough-sawn timber was sourced from sustainable sources, backing the firm’s inclination to a sustainable attitude in regards to design and architecture.
To minimise waste and cutting during construction, the design had been developed as far as possible to follow the sheet timber’s modular sizes.
Additionally, The Hackney Shed, with its high insulation levels, will lower the costs of energy throughout its lifetime.
Architect: Office Sian Architecture
Location: London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
Year of completion: 2012
Photo credit: Architizer