Shoffice, New St John’s Wood Property, London Residential Building, Garden Office Design

Shoffice – shed + office

page update 15 June 2020, 4 July 2017 – 15 Jan 2013

Shoffice in St John’s Wood

Location: St John’s Wood, north west London

Design: Platform 5 Architects

Shoffice Property

Shoffice London

‘Shoffice’ (shed + office) is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located to the rear of a 1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood. The brief required the shoffice to be conceived of as a sculptural object that flowed into the garden space.

Shoffice London

A glazed office space nestles into an extruded timber elliptical shell, which curls over itself like a wood shaving, and forms a small terrace in the lawn.

Shoffice London

The interior is oak lined and fitted out with storage and a cantilevered desk. Two rooflights – one glazed above the desk with another open to the sky outside the office bring light into the work space.

Shoffice London Shoffice London

The project was a close collaboration between Architect, Structural Engineer and Contractor. The lightweight structure, formed with two steel ring beams, timber ribs and a stressed plywood skin, sits on minimal pad foundations.

Shoffice London

Much of the project was prefabricated to reduce the amount of material that needed to be moved through the house during construction.

Shoffice London

Shoffice in St John’s Wood – Building Information

Architects: Platform 5 Architects
Structural Engineer: Morph Structures
Contractor: Millimetre

Shoffice London

Photographs: Alan Williams Photography

Shoffice images / information from Platform 5 Architects llp

Platform 5 Architects

Location: St John’s Wood, London, England, UK

London Building Designs

Contemporary London Architectural Designs

London Architecture Links – chronological list

London Architecture News

London Architecture Tours – bespoke UK capital city walks by e-architect

London Architect : Platform 5 Architects – contact details

St John’s Wood Property

St John’s Wood Buildings Selection

St Johns Wood Buildings

Another Property in St John’s Wood on e-architect:

The Long House, Abercorn Close, NW8 : The Long House
Design: Keith Williams Architects
Long House London, St Johns Wood property
photo : Hélène Binet

St John’s Wood House

London Houses

London Architecture : news + key projects

London Property

Elm Court House, North London
Design: AR Design Studio
Elm Court House
photo : Martin Gardner

Elm Court House

West London Buildings

Comments / photos for the Shoffice LondonSt John’s Wood PropertyGarden Office Design page welcome

Website: Visit London