Outbuilding of the Week: Designer Tim Lloyd’s Timber Work Studio in Hampshire

When British industrial designer Tom Lloyd of PearsonLloyd decided to build an outbuilding on his property in Hampshire on the southern coast of England to replace a dilapidated garage and an old woodshed, he told Cassion Castle Architects that all he wanted was: a studio, garden workshop, garage, and storeroom. In one building. And one other thing: “He wanted to create a simple yet beautiful building that would enhance its setting.”

The result is Long Sutton Studio, a mostly timber structure that blends so unobtrusively into the landscape you might not even notice it on the horizon. Until you get a little closer:

Photography via Cassion Castle Architects.

Above: The main building on the property is a farmhouse cottage; the one-story barn sits on a red brick base that matches the original cottage, the architects told Dezeen magazine. For more details, see Dezeen.

Above: The barn is roofed with recycled tiles.

Above: Six peaked timber frames support the gabled roof. Shelves, storage, and waist-high work stations are built into the building’s walls.

The unheated building is lit mostly by natural light except for a few small bulbs, resulting in what the architects describe as “a negligible carbon footprint.”

Above: Exposed galvanized steel plates and hardware are another visual reminder of the building’s skeleton. Different kinds of hardwood and softwood timbers treated differently–planed, sawn, or laminated–during the construction process.

Above: Firewood storage as design element.

Above: Skylights let in plenty of sunlight. The exterior walls are covered with green oak weatherboarding left unstained to age naturally and blend with the landscape.

Above: Two sets of wide oak-clad double doors open the space to the surrounding landscape.

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