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Herringbone Studio

An artists bespoke Studio, Mapperley.

Project Outline:
The brief for this project was to create an adaptive yet simple space for an artist’s studio, needing both  workspace and rest area. 

Due to limited ground space an “L” shape was chosen to give some separation between the two functional areas. All the main windows and french doors face east, to capture as much morning sun as possible. From the first conversation with the client, we relished the challenge of wrapping the extension in the beautiful pink and yellow Larch.

As with all our timber frame buildings, we cast concrete plinths for the frame to sit on and insulated the floor before the frame was erected. One of the great benefits of timber frame building is that the winter weather does not stop the building work. Once the main elements were in place the studio was wrapped in a breathable membrane and insulated with PIR board. The herringbone Larch cladding was designed and milled specifically for this job with the local Elston Sawmill.

photography by Gavin Joynt


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