Working in contact with nature is everyone’s dream! Platform 5 Architects in collaboration with Morph Structures and Millimetre made this dream come true with their Shoffice (shed + office), a small garden pavilion featuring soft, organic shapes. who wouldn’t be happy to work in this wooden shell giving onto the lawn?
The curled wood shaving inspired the London based architects Platform 5 in designing this sculptural wooden elliptical shell located at the back of a 1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood. It storages garden tools together with “knowledge work tools” an innovative solution generated by the contractor Millimetre: the project brief was for both a practical office space into the garden and a sculptural object.
Shoffice (shed + office) is located at the back of a 1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood. The project brief was for both a practical office space and a sculptural object that flowed into the garden. It was a close collaboration between Platform 5 Architects, Morph Structures and the contractor Millimetre.
The finished design is a fully glazed office, which nestles into an extruded American white oak ( AHEC ) elliptical shell that unfurls to form a small terrace in the lawn. The structure is naturally lit by two skylights attracting light into the work space. The American white oak cladding was chosen for its warmth, tactile appearance and durability. The interior is lined with oiled tongue and groove oak boards, bringing out the richness of the wood. Over time the contrast between the interior and exterior will be accentuated.
Photo by Alan Williams.