platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office)
platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office) platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office)
dec 16, 2012
platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office)

‘shoffice’ (shed + office) by platform 5 architects, london, england
photo by alan williams



shoffice (shed + office) by london-based practice platform 5 architects is a garden pavilion containing a small office along with a storage space.
the sculptural object appears to have flowed into the yard and nestled itself at the back of the grounds. situated in the north-west of london, england,
the extruded timber elliptical shell curls over itself like a wood shaving to form a small terrace on the lawn.
the interior is lined with oak and is fitted with supplies and a cantilevered desk where two skylights bring natural light into the working zone.
the lightweight structure is formed with two steel ring beams, timber ribs and a stressed plywood skin which sits on a foundation.
the project was mostly prefabricated to reduce the amount of material that needed to be moved through the house during its construction.



extruding timber planks
photo by alan williams



curling form provides a terrace space
photo by alan williams



situated in a back yard
photo by alan williams



photo by alan williams



coiling frame
photo by alan williams



interior office space
photos by alan williams



view from dining room
photo by alan williams



axonometric drawing of the structure
image courtesy of platform 5 architects

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