Hut-on-a-Roof, London


A tiny urban retreat in the centre of London, inspired by the client’s visit to Le Corbusier’s Cabanon, was runner up in the National Wood Awards.
Where this mini building has a north facing terrace, the roof and walls open up to allow the sun to shine through. Photovoltaic panels and a woodburning stove add to a sense of autonomy and separated-ness. 
This is a functional project, through both materials and detailed design, whilst not losing a sense of humour.
The project demonstrates the architect’s interest in experiencing a sense of  ‘wilderness’ within the confines of the city, as well as skill in planning an extremely tight space.

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Scott Batty,
Apr 19, 2013, 6:00 AM