Set at the bottom of this leafy South London garden is a summer house we designed around a much-loved bay tree. The clients wanted a space for a yoga studio, work studio and shed.
Designing the space around the bay tree gave it an immanent quality of being connected with nature. It was important that the materials used resonated with the atmosphere of the space.
The facade was clad in charred larch battens, the interior with birch ply and the roof topped with sedum. Copper panels set into the facade emanated a warmth when lit at night.