Our Kent studio explores how we can design contemporary rural architecture that sits naturally within its context.
The building has been clad in wide cedar boards that are left to weather naturally. Oak framed glazing built by a local joiner compliments the natural timber cladding. It was our intention to create a form of modern vernacular that references utilitarian agricultural buildings for its aesthetic. We have also planted out the roof with sedum and wild flowers to further blend the building into the landscape
For the office fit out, we designed our own furniture to be CNC cut for a low budget, yet bespoke design for the studio.
Order & Rhythm
We deliberately chose wider cladding boards to unify an otherwise irregular façade. The boards act as a single module that subdivide the elevations allowing irregular and different openings for doors and windows to be unified within a single composed whole. The cladding module provides order.
We design buildings to take advantage of the landscape. The studio is located on a prominent ridge overlooking the weald of Kent with extensive 10 mile views across the county.