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Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

Contemporary Wiltshire Building, South West England – by Stonewood Design, Architects

17 Nov + 3 Sep 2015

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

Architects: Stonewood Design

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio

This small discreet building serves as a space to work, sew, play guitar and sleep in.It is built into the side of a steep hill below an accessible, flat, sedum roof perforated with flat roof-lights. Whilst modest in scale, it possesses a clear and positive presence.

Beautifully and impeccably detailed and crafted inside and out, it is clad entirely in patinated copper sheet externally and lined in vertical oak boarding internally, with limited areas of polished copper. Rough sawn timber panels with crafted recessed handles open up to reveal storage.

Further investigation unearths a compact copper-clad bathroom lit by a carefully located roof light. To the rear a top-lit seating area provides an atmospheric moment in which to pause from the daily grind.

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Architect: Stonewood Design
Location: Wiltshire
Internal Area: 29 M2
Completed: 2014
Cost: £150,000
Client: Private
Contractor: Sadler Builders
Photographer: Jo Chambers

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2015 information from RIBA

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2015 – page

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Stephen Lawrence Prize

2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner

16 Oct 2014 – Denizen Works’ house no 7 winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2014. This unusual house is located on Tiree in the Western Isles of Scotland.
House no 7, Isle of Tiree7 Sep 2014

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist for 2014

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2014

Tree House, east London by 6a architects
Tree House

Ott’s Yard, north London by vPPR Architects
Ott’s Yard

Alex Monroe Studio Snowfield, south London by DSDHA
Alex Monroe Studios, Snowfields

The Exbury Egg, New Forest by PAD Studio
Exbury Egg

Royal William Yard Staircase, Plymouth by Gillespie Yunnie Architects
Royal William Yard Staircase

House no 7, Isle of Tiree, Denizen Works
House no 7, Isle of Tiree




Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 – RIBA coverage page

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

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